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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.
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Cycladic Islands, Naxos

AE 11, 1.81g.  4th century B.C.  Head of Dionysos to left wearing ivy wreath with clump of berries at end.   Rev.  Kantharos, bunch of grapes above.  SNG COP 709.  Reddish-brown patina and fine style.

Ex: CNG, Auction 50, June 23, 1999, lot 784.
Ex: CNG, Auction 91, Sept. 19, 2012, lot 213.

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about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $1,200.
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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