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Triton XXII, Lot: 634. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Emesa. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.38 g, 12h). Officina H. Struck AD 215-217. IOVΛIA AVΓOCTA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / ΔHMAPX ЄΞOVCIAC, eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; H to either side of eagle’s head; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash left. Prieur 979 (this coin illustrated); Bellinger –. EF, toned. Extremely rare variety, this piece the only example known to Prieur with double officina marking. One additional in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert Gait Collection, 757; Superior (30 May 1990), lot 7229.