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Triton XXII, Lot: 651. Estimate $750.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Nero. AD 54-68. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.81 g, 12h). Dated year 111 of the Pharsalian Era (AD 63/4). [NEP]ΩNOC CEBACTO/Y KAICAPOC, laureate head of Nero right; (ΦP)O below chin / [IOYΛIEΩN TΩN KAI] ΛAOΔIKEΩN, turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right; E[...?] above, APIC behind, AIP (date) below chin, ICA below neck. Prieur 1106 var. (ΦPO on obv.); RPC I 4385 var. (same). VF, lightly toned, graffiti in obverse field, reverse slightly off center. Extremely rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 85 (15 September 2010), lot 647.

This appears to be a minor variant with (ΦP monogram)O rather than ΦPO in the obverse field, which is known by only two specimens. The letters (EP?) above the turret crown on our piece are otherwise unrecorded.