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Triton XXII, Lot: 569. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Galba. AD 68-69. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 14.25 g, 1h). Dated year 116 of the Caesarean Era (AD 68). ΓAΛB[AC AYTOKPA-TΩP CE]BACTOC, laureate head right / ETOYC ςIP (date), eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to left. Prieur 93 (citing 6); McAlee 302; RPC I 4193. Good VF, toned. Rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 94 (18 September 2013), lot 905.

An excellent early portrait, very likely not working off of an official imago and thus not as severe as the later issues dated by regnal year.