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Triton XXII, Lot: 674. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 13.80 g, 1h). Struck AD 208-209. AVT KAI ANTΩNЄINOC CЄ, laureate and draped bust right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO Γ, eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; star between legs. Prieur & Amandry Group III, 41; McAlee, Severan –; Prieur 1156. EF, slightly spotty tone, a couple faint scratches on obverse. Very rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Trition XVII (6 January 2014), lot 755; Gorny & Mosch 151 (9 October 2006), lot 315.

Misattributed as Prieur 1167 in both the Triton and Gorny & Mosch sales, this piece has subtle stylistic variations that place it in Prieur and Amandry’s group III, rather than group IV.