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Thrace, Pautalia, Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 A.D.

AE 18, 4.27g.  Bare headed and draped bust of Aurelius to right.  Rev. Infant Dionysos seated to right in a lattice-work cradle holding a thrysos.  RPC IV, on-line, 8790var,(bust).  RPC only publshes one example.  Light brown patina.   A very rare depiction of a Roman cradle.


Ex: Pegasi, Buy/Bid Sale 14, July 13, 1999, lot 157.

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Very Fine $1,400.
Bithynia, Nicaea, Gallienus, 253-268 A.D.

AE 25, 5.74g. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. Dionysos pouring libation in quadriga of elephants to left. RG 836v. SNG von Aulock 724-5var. Dark brown patina with some light smoothing.


Ex: Nomos, obolos 13, July 2, 2019, lot 519

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good Very Fine $375.
Aeolis, Temnos, C. Asinius Gallus, 6-5 B.C.

AE 16, 4.32g. C. Asinius Gallus, proconsul of Asia under Augustus, 6-5 B.C. magistrate: Apollas, son of Phainios. Bare head of Gallus to right. Rev. Head of Dionysos to right with ivy wreath. RPC I, 2447. SNG COP 276. Green patina. Scarce proconsular portrait and well struck


Ex: Bankhaus Aufhäuser, Munich, Auction 4, October 7, 1987, lot 94.
Ex: Dr. P. Vogl collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 701

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Very Fine $1,500.

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