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Triton XXII, Lot: 627. Estimate $300.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. BI Tetradrachm (28mm, 12.59 g, 12h). 2nd officina. AVT K ΓAI MЄ KV ΔЄKIOC TPAIANOC CЄB, radiate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery, with gorgoneion on breastplate; •• below / ΔHMAPX ЄΞOVCIAC, eagle standing right on palm frond, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; S C in exergue. Prieur 555 (this coin illustrated); McAlee 1144b. EF, toned, small metal flaw on obverse. Struck on a broad flan. Very rare, only 3 known to Prieur at the time of his publication, 1 in Coin Archives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.