|Lot 109. Cilicia, Irenopolis. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. Æ (23 mm, 6.88 g, 12 h). A.D. 98/9. Laureate head of Trajan right; c/m: drsped femsle bust right within square incuse, and uncertain / Hygieia standing right, holding branch, bunch of grapes and patera from which she feeds serpent. RPC 3386.21 (this coin); SNG France 2253 (same obv. die); SNG Levante 1605 (same obv. die); Howgego 105 (countermark). Green patina. Very fine.
From the Expatriate Collection. Ex CNG 64 (24 September 2003), 649.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, "away from," and patria, "one's native country." The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for over 15 years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.
Estimate: US$ 75