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Triton XXII, Lot: 520. Estimate $500.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Tridrachm (25mm, 10.03 g, 6h). AYT KAI ΘE TPA ΠAP YI ΘE NEP YI TPAI AΔPIANOC CE, laureate and cuirassed bust right, with gorgoneion on breastplate / [T]APCEΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩ[C], lion to left, attacking bull. Prieur 766; SNG BN 1398; SNG Levante 997 var. (bust type); RPC III 3265.12 (this coin). VF, toned, a touch of porosity.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Garth Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 1142; Schweizerischer Kreditanstalt 5 (19 April 1985), lot 565; Lanz 28 (7 May 1984), lot 517.