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Triton XXII, Lot: 575. Estimate $500.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Vespasian, with Titus as Caesar. AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 15.13 g, 12h). Dated “New Holy Year” 2 (AD 69/70). AVTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣ[IANOV], laureate head of Vespasian right / ΦΛAVI OVEΣΠ [KAIΣ ETOV]Σ NEOV IEPOV, B (date) in field, laureate head of Titus right. Prieur 107A; McAlee 329; RPC II 1941.4 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 86). VF, toned. Rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 60 (5 October 1992), lot 381.

The style and fabric of this and the following two lots are quite different from the previous two, and are reminiscent of tetradrachms from Alexandria. McAlee has even published a hybrid coin combining an Alexandrian obverse die and a “Syrian” reverse die (“Vespasian’s Syrian Provincial coinage,” AJN 7-8 (1995-96), p. 134, 17).