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Triton XXII, Lot: 519. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Tridrachm (25mm, 9.77 g, 12h). AYT KAI ΘE TPA ΠAP YI ΘE NEP YI TPAI AΔPIANOC CE, laureate head right / MHTPOΠOΛEΩC TAPCE-ΩN, Tyche enthroned left, holding palm frond in right hand and resting left hand on back of throne; below, half-length figure of river-god Cydnus, wearing long (mithraic?) headdress, swimming left. Prieur 762 (this coin, illustrated); cf. SNG BN 1401; SNG Levante 998 var. (Cydnus without headdress); RPC III 3261.6 (this coin). Good VF, toned, a hint of porosity. Extremely rare with headdress on river-god, this coin the sole specimen cited by Prieur.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 60 (5 October 1992), lot 406.