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Triton XXII, Lot: 591. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.94 g, 6h). Struck AD 100. AYTOKP KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC CЄB ΓЄPM, laureate head of Trajan right, set on eagle standing right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ YΠAT Γ, laureate bust of Melkart-Hercules right, with lion’s skin tied around neck. Prieur 1480 (Tyre); McAlee 453; RPC III 3525.1 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 159). Good VF, toned, light roughness on obverse. Fine style. Rare, 1 of only 7 cited in RPC.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 2 (21 February 1990), lot 624.