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Triton XXII, Lot: 597. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Commodus. As Caesar, AD 166-177. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.50 g, 12h). Struck AD 179. AVT KAIC KO-MMOΔΩ KAI CЄB, laureate head right / ΓЄP CAP ΔHM ЄΞ Δ VΠAT B, eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of animal, head right, with wings spread; to lower left, ram’s head left; star between legs. Prieur 168 = McAlee 636 = RPC IV Online 7172 (this coin). Near EF, toned, minor graze at obverse edge, reverse slightly double struck. Extremely rare and seemingly unique.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Empire Coins 5 (5 May 1986), lot 131.