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Lot # 440 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$200 / Price Realized: US$350
Lot of two billon tetradrachms of Diocletian with rare types.
Lot of two billon tetradrachms of Diocletian with rare types. g. (0h). . (1) Year 5 = 288/9 AD, 7.69g. Bust laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front, fold of cloak on front shoulder / Sarapis stepping right, raising right hand and holding transverse scepter in left; palm branch in left field. Dattari-Savio pl. 284, 5749 (same rev. die). Emmett 4077/5 (R5, citing the Dattari coin). Not in Cologne, Oxford, or BMC. Very rare type, appearing for Diocletian only with this date (Year 5). (2) Year 12 = 295/6 AD, 6.81g. Same bust type / Herakles standing right, leaning on club set on ground behind him, lionskin hanging from left shoulder, holding apples in left hand. Dattari-Savio pl. 283, 5701 and 10658 (both from same rev. die as our coin). Emmett 4057/12 (R5, citng the first Dattari coin). Very rare types for Diocletian. VF.
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