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Triton XXII, Lot: 601. Estimate $750.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.18 g, 6h). Struck AD 204. AVT KAI ANTΩNЄINO-C CЄB, laureate head right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠ B AΠ, eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of animal, head right, with wings spread. Prieur 189; McAlee 664/2 (this coin, illustrated). EF, toned.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.

The end of the reverse legend can be expanded to VΠATOC B AΠOΔЄΔЄIΓMЄNOC, the Greek equivalent of COS II DESIGNATVS (“designated consul for the second time”). See lot 610 below for similar titulature on tetradrachms of Geta.