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Triton XXII, Lot: 583. Estimate $500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 14.73 g, 12h). Dated “New Holy Year” 5 (AD 72/3). AVTOKPATΩP OVЄCΠACIANOC CЄBA, laureate bust left, slight drapery / ЄTOVC NЄOV IЄPOV Є (date), eagle standing left on garlanded altar, with wings spread, holding caduceus in beak, palm frond in right talon. Prieur 138 (this coin illustrated); McAlee 360/2 (this coin illustrated); RPC II 1975. Good VF, toned, scratches in obverse field. Attractive portrait in high relief. Very rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.