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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 
Triton XXII, Lot: 632. Estimate $300.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Volusian. AD 251-253. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 11.15 g, 6h). Hybrid of the 4th and 2nd officinae. AVTOK K Γ AΦIN ΓAΛ OVЄNΔ OVOΛOVCIANOC (sic) CЄB, radiate and draped bust right; •••• below / ΔHMAPX ЄΞOVCIAC, eagle standing facing, head right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; B between legs, S C in exergue. Prieur 696 var.; McAlee 1188b (this coin illustrated). Near EF, toned, earthen deposits. Extremely rare variety.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection.

McAlee (p. 387, note 300) points out that this coin “...is a variant with the name misspelled ‘OVOΛOVCIANOC'. In addition, the coin appears to have four dots instead of two on the obverse.”