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Unique First Issue of Hadrian from Tarsus

CNG 88, Lot: 1003. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 13.03 g, 12h). Struck AD 117. AYT KAI ΘE TPΛ ΠAP ΘE NEP • YI TPAI AΔPIANOΣ ΣE, laureate head right; all within bead-and-reel border / TAP(squared C) EΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩΣ, Tyche of Tarsus seated right on throne decorated with aphlaston, holding palm frond; below, river-god Cydnus swimming right; all within pelleted border. Prieur -; SNG Levante -; SNG France -; CNG 63, 1028 (this coin). VF, toned, some roughness. Unique.

From the Sierra Collection. Ex Patrick Cooper Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 63, 21 May 2003), lot 1028.