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Triton XXII, Lot: 704. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Aradus. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.82 g, 12h). Struck AD 215-217. AVTO M A ANTΩNINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder in right hand, large shield over left shoulder / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing, head right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; crescent between legs. Prieur 1258; Bellinger 236 var. (rev. legend). Superb EF, toned. Extremely rare, only two cited by Prieur. Well centered and with an exceptional bust type.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert Gait Collection, 633; Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII (31 March 1987), lot 514.