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Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

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Lysia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

AE 29, 16.30g. magistrate: Aurelius Dionysos Charixenos.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagagalus to right.  Rev. The mythical Lydian King Torrhebos seated to left holding a  scepter in his left and and a figure of Artemis Anaitis in his right hand; he rests his left arm on lyre on base.  Imhoof-Blumer, Lydische Stadtmünzen 82,18.  Altinoluk, Hypaipa, Type 141.  BMC-. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_.  Very rare with dark brown and green patina. The Lydian King Torrhebos is credited with creating the Lydian key, an ancient Greek musical mode.

Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 76, September 19, 1991, lot 18.
Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel Germany, collected 1967-2015. 


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good Very Fine $3,000.
Cilicia, Tarsos, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

AE 31, 16.21g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. Crown of Cilicia with imperial portraits and prize crown on altar. SNG Levante 1078. Ziegler 722. Brown patina.


Ex: Gorny & Mosch, Online Auction 271, May 29, 2020, lot 834

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Very Fine $575.
Phoenicia, Sidon, Elagabalus, 218-222, Ex: Garrett

AE 25, 10.46g.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.  Rev. Europa on bull to right.  BMC 229-230.  Rouvier 1504.  Attractive brown patina.  Rare in this high quality and with an important pedigree.

Ex: Garrett collection Part 1, Numismatic Fine Arts and Bank Leu, Beverly Hills, May 16, 1984, lot 850, purchased from Wayte Raymond on October 1, 1923. (for bio see:
Ex: CNG, Auction 93, May 22, 2013, lot 997


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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $2,500.

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