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Triton XXII, Lot: 630. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Hostilian. As Caesar, AD 250-251. BI Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.53 g, 6h). 7th officina. Γ OVAΛ OCTIΛIAN MЄ KVINTOC KЄCAP, bareheaded and draped bust right; Z below / ΔHMAPX ЄΞOVCIAC, eagle standing left on palm frond, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; S C in exergue. Prieur 652; McAlee 1160e. EF, toned. Extremely rare, only 2 cited by Prieur, this specimen the only example in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Tkalec (9 May 2011), lot 262 (CHF 1300).

McAlee (p. 376): “Hostilian’s Antiochene provincial coins are the rarest of the emperors of the third century.”