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Triton XXII, Lot: 685. Estimate $500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Geta. AD 209-211. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.20 g, 12h). AVT KAI ΓЄTAC CЄ, laureate and draped bust right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO B, eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; star between legs. Prieur & Amandry Group IV, 53 (this coin, obv. illustrated on pl. XIX); cf. McAlee, Severan, Group IV, 35; Prieur 1173 (this coin, illustrated). Superb EF, toned. Prieur divided the Severan issues of Laodicea based on subtle stylistic varieties, this is the only Group IV coin he cited where Geta wears a longer beard.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG 66 (22 October 1984), lot 734.