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Ex McAlee and Niggeler Collections

Triton XXII, Lot: 582. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.62 g, 12h). Dated “Holy Year” 4 (AD 71/2). AVTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOV, laureate head right / ETOVΣ Δ IEPOV (date), eagle standing left on club, with wings spread; palm frond to left. Prieur 116; McAlee 338 (this coin illustrated); RPC II 1950.12 (this coin); McAlee, “Vespasian’s Syrian provincial coinage,” AJN 7-8 (1995-96), 15 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 15). Good VF, toned. Fine Alexandrian-style portrait.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 336 (July 1972), no. 31; Walter Niggeler Collection (Part 2, Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen AG, 21 October 1966), lot 667.