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Triton XXII, Lot: 624. Estimate $300.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Philip II. AD 247-249. BI Tetradrachm (27mm, 9.69 g, 6h). Struck AD 248-249. AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄB, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding shield / ΔHMAPX ЄΞOVCIAC VΠATO Δ, eagle standing left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; in exergue, ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines. Prieur 465A = McAlee 1062 (this coin, illustrated). Good VF, deeply toned. Extremely rare and possibly unique.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 1638 (as Philip I); James Fox Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions II, 7 November 1987), lot 236 (as Philip I).

From McAlee (p. 256, note 269): “This is the only known example of a Philip II tetradrachm depicting him as Augustus with a bust with shield.”