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CNG 99, Lot: 481. Estimate $750.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.60 g, 12h). Struck AD 215-217. Laureate head right / · ΔHMAPX · ЄΞ · VΠATOC TO Δ ·, laureate head of Caracalla right, being supported by eagle standing right; to lower right, ram’s head right. Unpublished, but see Prieur 1203 for a unique double portrait tetradrachm lacking the ram’s head and with the reverse bust supported by an eagle standing facing. From the same obverse die as the following lot. Near EF. Fine style. Perhaps only the second known double portrait tetradrachm of Damascus.