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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 
Triton XXII, Lot: 647. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $40000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Emesa. Uranius Antoninus. Usurper, AD 253-254. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 8.58 g, 6h). [AVTO K COVΛ C]ЄOVHPOC ANTΩNINOC C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞOVCIAC VΠ B, S C in field, saddled dromedary standing right. Baldus 28, dies XIX/26; H.R. Baldus, “Die Tetradrachmen des Uranius Antoninus im Lichte eines neuen Fundes,” Chiron 5 (1975), 13, dies XIX/26 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 46); Prieur 1084 (this coin illustrated). EF, deeply toned. Extremely rare.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 711; Vecchi 6 (9 June 1997), lot 1219. According to Baldus this coin was in the inventory of Leu in 1971.