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Triton XXII, Lot: 653. Estimate $750.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.68 g, 12h). Dated year 172 of the Caesarean Era (AD 125/6). AYTOKP KAICAP TPAIA[NOC] AΔPIANOC CЄBACT, laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right, with gorgoneion on breastplate / IOYΛIЄωN TωN KAI ΛAOΔIKЄωN, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right, with grape bunches in hair; BOP (date) below chin. Prieur 1111 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3805.3 (this coin). VF, toned, very minor lamination flaws on obverse, some scratches on reverse. Very rare, 1 of only 7 cited by RPC.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Dr. Meyer-Coloniensis Collection (Münz Zentrum 64, 15 April 1988), lot 238.