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Two Post-Reform Tetradrachms

Triton XXII, Lot: 646. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Emesa. Uranius Antoninus. Usurper, AD 253-254. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 8.50 g, 12h). AVTO K COVΛ CЄOVHPOC ANTΩNINOC CЄ, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞOVC[IAC VΠ B], S-C in field, Tyche standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left. Baldus –; H.R. Baldus, “Die Tetradrachmen des Uranius Antoninus im Lichte eines neuen Fundes,” Chiron 5 (1975), 27, dies F/m (this coin, illustrated on pl. 48); Prieur 1069 (this coin illustrated). Near EF, deeply toned, flan crack. Extremely rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Peus 353 (29 October 1997), lot 605. According to Baldus this coin was in the inventory of Leu in 1972.