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Triton XXII, Lot: 654. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 11.29 g, 12h). Struck AD 205-207. AVT KAI CЄOVHPOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC Γ, Tyche seated left on rocky outcropping, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left; below, half-length figure of harbor-god swimming right, holding pharos of Laodicea in left hand. Prieur & Amandry Group I, 1; McAlee, Severan –; Prieur 1112 (this coin illustrated). Good VF, toned, porosity. Extremely rare, 1 of 3 cited by Prieur, 1 additional in CoinArchives (CNG 96, lot 660).

From the Michel Prieur Collection.