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Research Coins: Printed Auction

Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 639. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Roman Provincial] CILICIA, Diocaesarea. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ 34mm (24.03 g, 8h). Laureate head right; 2 c/ms: eagle in oval, thunderbolt in oval / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. For coin: SNG Levante 670; SNG France 864; for c/m: Howgego 337 and 469. Near VF, green patina. ($200)

These countermarks, always found together on the coins of Diocaesarea, were certainly applied simultaneously, and represent cult objects of Zeus, the patron god of the city.