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Triton XXII, Lot: 712. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Byblus. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.26 g, 12h). Struck AD 215-217. AVT KAI ANT-ωNINOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / ΔHMAP ЄΞ VΠAT TO Δ, laureate head of Caracalla right, set on eagle standing right; small altar below eagle’s head. Prieur 1306 (this coin illustrated); Bellinger –; C. van Hoof, “Syrische Tetradrachmenprägung der römischen Kaiserzeit: Ein neuer Schatzfund,” JNG XXXVI (1986), p. 122, 135 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 16). Near EF, lightly toned, flan crack. Extremely rare and possibly unique.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Previously from a hoard in trade that was made available to the Institut für Alte Geschichte, Universität des Saarlandes for documentation, and published by Christine van Hoof.