Lucernae Prima

Closes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:00 AM CDT

Archive Lot Detail
Sale Number: 347  -  Pars Coins
Lot Number: 222

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Lot 222.  THRACE, Philippopolis. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Medallion (23.22 gm; 36 mm). Commemorating the Pythian Games. Radiate and cuirassed bust right, viewed from the back / Prize crown containing five prize balls set on agonistic table; below, palm and urn. Cf. Moushmov 377; Cf. Varbanov 1396. Struck to celebrate the Kendrisian-Pythian Games which were staged in honor of the Thracian god Kendrisos, who was equated with Apollo. Lovely strike on a nice broad medallic flan. Some minor smoothing on the obverse and reverse fields. Green patina. Choice EF. Rare.

Estimate: US$ 1,000 

Lot is Closed
Closing PriceUS$ 675 
Closing DateMonday, April 20, 2020
12:13:40 PM CDT