Sign In | My Gemini
Gemini Home > Behnen Collection: Trajan Decius & Family > Lot # 364
Quick Find
Enter Lot #
Search
Enter Keyword(s)
View Auction By Category
Greek Lots 1-109
Roman Republican and Imperatorial Lots 110-138
Roman Empire Lots 139-249
Byzantine Lots 250-264
Coins of the Barbarian Kingdoms Lots 265-282
Behnen Collection: Trajan Decius & Family Lots 283-377
Roman-Egyptian Held by Art Institute of Chicago Lots 378-490
World Coins Lots 491-523
Sicilian and Neapolitan Coins Lots 524-578
World Paper Currency Lots 579-583
Virtual Catalog
GENERAL INFO
Create a Bidders Account
Terms of Sale
Production Staff
Lot # 364 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$400 / Price Realized: US$300
Trajan Decius. AE 33.5-35
Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AE 33.5-35, 24.25g. (5h). Lydia, Tripolis, . Obv: AV K M K - EKIC (sic, O omitted) TPA CE Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right, seen from front. Rx: TP - IOE - I - TN Cybele seated left on high-backed throne, left elbow resting on drum, holding in right hand long transverse scepter, the top end of which emerges behind her head. RPC 790 = Lindgren A854A (this coin). Apparently unique with this reverse type for Decius. Dark green patina. About VF.

Ex Amphora Coins List 80, May 2002, no. 125; ex Lindgren/Kovacs-A854A.

This goddess must be Cybele, for on a coin of Philip I at Tripolis the same type occurs but with the addition of a lion below the throne (SNG Aulock 8298). For the same obverse die, used with the reverse Leto fleeing, carrying babies Apollo and Artemis, see Grose III, 8732, pl. 107.3 and Aufhauser 18, 5 October 2004, lot 523.
©2017 Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC | Email: info@geminiauction.com