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Triton XXII, Lot: 521. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Tridrachm (27mm, 9.61 g, 12h). AYT KAI ΘE TPA ΠAP YI ΘE NEP YI TPAI AΔPIANOC CE, laureate bust right, with balteus and slight drapery / TAPCEΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩC, Sandan, with quiver and sword over shoulder, extending right hand and holding wreath and bipennis in left, standing right on horned lion to right. Prieur 768 (this coin, illustrated); SNG BN 1407-9 var. (bust type); SNG Levante 996 (this coin); RPC III 3267.4 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 146). VF, toned, minor porosity. Very rare with this bust type, 1 of 6 cited in RPC.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 72 (14 June 2006), lot 1202; Edoardo Levante Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 797.