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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 

Ex von Aulock and Levante Collections

Triton XXII, Lot: 511. Estimate $750.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Geta. As Caesar, AD 198-209. AR Tridrachm (24mm, 9.66 g, 12h). ΠOV CЄΠT ΓЄ-TAC KЄCAP, bareheaded and draped bust right / CЄΛЄVKЄΩN TΩN ΠPOC TΩ K-AΛV, KA/ΔNΩ divided between lower field and exergue, radiate deity on horseback right; lighted altar to right. Prieur 746 (this coin illustrated); SNG BN 987-8 var. (arrangement of rev. legend); SNG Levante 749 = SNG von Aulock 5833 (this coin). VF, toned. Very rare.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Edoardo Levante Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 787; Hans von Aulock Collection.

An unusual arrangement of the reverse legend. The engraver seems to have accidentally omitted the second “KA” in “KAΛVKAΔNΩ” and afterward made his spelling correction in the field.