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Triton XXII, Lot: 568. Estimate $500.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Nero, with Divus Claudius. AD 54-68. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 13.88 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 63-68. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAES[AR AVG GER], laureate head of Nero right; star in left field / DIVOS CLAVD AVG GERMANIC PATER AVG, laureate head of Claudius right. Prieur 48; McAlee 270/1 (this coin illustrated); Sydenham, Caesarea 65; RPC I 4123 (uncertain mint). Good VF, even find patina.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Malter XXXIII (14 June 1986), lot C279.

An unusual Latin legend issue that is frequently attributed to Antioch but which does not quite fit into the Antiochene sequence under Nero. RPC does not specify a mint, but rejects traditional attributions to either Antioch or Caesarea in Cappadocia, tentatively suggesting it could have been struck in Judaea.