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Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 861. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009. 
Sold For $545. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emesa. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Tetradrachm (12.27 g, 11h). Struck AD 215-217. Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; between legs, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Shamash left; O below eagle’s head. Prieur 995 (but also same obv. die as illustration of 996). VF, light overall porosity. Rare.