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1910096
191, Lot: 96. Estimate $100.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ 26mm (15.72 g, 12h). Struck posthumously under Tiberius circa AD 14-31/7(?). Laureate head right; c/m: GA/E / S C within laurel wreath. McAlee 207d (same obv. die as illustrated coin 207c); RPC 4264; for c/m: Howgego 524. VF, dark brown patina, earthen highlights.


From the J. S. Wagner Collection.

According to McAlee, p.120, note 172: “Nos. 207 and 208 were probably struck posthumously. A terminus ante quem is furnished by a countermark for Caligula’s second regnal year. RPC 4264 (countermark no. 6). The most likely period of issue is AD 14-31, since S•C coins with the name and portrait of Tiberius were struck in 31/32 (see nos. 217-218).” The countermark on this coin was applied under Gaius (Caligula), RY 5, i.e., AD 41, at the very beginning of the year as Caligula was assassinated late in January.