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Triton XXII, Lot: 550. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. temp. Octavian. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.24 g, 12h). In the name and types of Philip I Philadelphus. Dated year 19 of the Caesarean Era (31/30 BC). Diademed head right / [B]AΣIΛE[ΩΣ]/[Φ]ΙΛΙΠΠOV to right, EΠIΦANOV[Σ]/[ΦIΛ]AΔΕΛΦ[OV] to left, Zeus Nicephorus enthroned left; [thunderbolt] above, monogram of Antioch to lower inner left, monogram below throne, ΘI (date) in exergue; all within laurel wreath. Prieur 13; McAlee 12; RPC I 4136; HGC 9, 1360i. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.

Struck around the time of the Battle of Actium. This was the first Philip-type tetradrachm struck since 38/7 BC. They would be struck annually from 31/30 BC until 17/6 BC.