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Triton XXII, Lot: 609. Estimate $300.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.80 g, 1h). Struck AD 215-217. AVT K M A ANTΩNЄINOC CЄ, laureate head right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing, head right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, star above cornucopia. Prieur 242; McAlee 693/2 (this coin illustrated). EF, lightly toned.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Thomas Lessure Collection (Classical Numismatic Group XXXII, 7 December 1994), lot 484; World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) IX (29 May 1986), lot 300.

As pointed out in Prieur and McAlee, this issue is of notably Laodicean style.