Leu Numismatik AG
Auction 13  27 May 2023
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Lot 171

Estimate: 350 CHF
Price realized: 1600 CHF
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CILICIA. Casae. Gordian III, 238-244. Diassarion (Orichalcum, 24 mm, 10.88 g, 7 h). AYT•K•M•ANT• ΓOPΔIANOC CЄB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. KACATΩN Herakles standing front, head to right, holding club in his right hand and lion skin draped over his left arm. RPC VII.2 online 2667 (this coin). SNG Levante 302 (same dies). SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Of the highest rarity, the second and by far the finest known example. A beautifully struck and really sharp and fresh piece. Minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the collection of Dr. P. Vogl, Leu 4, 25 May 2019, 478 and ex Münzen & Medaillen 41, 18 June 1970, 559 (expertly cleaned since, and with original dealer's and collector's tickets).
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