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Extremely Rare Sura Tetradrachm // New Reverse Die

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 324. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $4350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON (Roman Province). Q. Braetius Sura. Legate, circa 93-87 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.11 g, 12h). Head of the deified Alexander the Great right; [SI before neck], Q behind / SVVRA • LEG/PRO • Q, money chest, club, and chair; all within wreath. Bauslaugh Group IV (O17/R- [unlisted rev. die]); AMNG III/2, p. 9, 9; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 87; Pozzi 1005; CMRR fig. 77 (all from same obv. die). Fine, porous, scratch on obverse. Extremely rare, only five recorded by Bauslaugh.