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Triton XXII, Lot: 281. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off CILICIA, Elaioussa Sebaste. Circa 95-94 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.35 g, 12h). Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right / Goddess (Aphrodite?) standing left, holding tiller(?) in right hand; EΛAIOYΣIΩN/ THΣ IEPAΣ to right, KAI/ AYTONOMOY to left; to outer left, monogram above aphlaston; IΣI to inner left; all within laurel wreath. Houghton & Bendall Group 2, 3 (A2/P3); Prieur 723A (citing 7); SNG BN 1152 var. (controls); SNG Levante Supp. 221. VF, toned, a few light scratches on cheek. Extremely rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Gemini III (9 January 2007), lot 213.