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Triton XXII, Lot: 581. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.59 g, 12h). Dated “Holy Year” 3 (AD 70/1). [AYT]OKP KAIΣ OYECΠAΣI[AN], laureate bust right, wearing aegis / [E]TOYΣ Γ IEPOV (date), eagle standing left on [palm frond], with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; club to left. Prieur 129 (this coin illustrated); McAlee 353; RPC II 1965.1 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 88). Good VF, toned, a hint of porosity. Attractive portrait. Rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.