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Triton XXII, Lot: 643. Estimate $300.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Emesa. Macrinus. AD 217-218. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.29 g, 12h). Officina H. AVT K M OΠ CЄ MAKPINOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC Π Π, eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; H beneath eagle’s head; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash left. Prieur 991; Bellinger 202 var. (obv. legend). VF, lightly toned. Attractive bust type. An extremely rare variety, only 1 cited by Prieur.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 818.