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Four Rare Antonine Tetradrachms

Triton XXII, Lot: 595. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.38 g, 12h). Struck AD 178-179. AVT KAIC AN-TΩNЄINOC CЄB, laureate and draped bust right / ΓЄP CAP ΔHM ЄΞ ΛΓ VΠATOC Γ, Tyche seated right on rocky outcropping, holding grain ears and poppy in right hand; in right field, ram’s head left above star; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right. Prieur 161 = McAlee 576 = RPC IV Online 7018.1 (this coin). VF. Extremely rare, possibly unique, variety.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection.