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Triton XXII, Lot: 715. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Sidon. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.01 g, 12h). Struck AD 215-217. AVT KAI ANTωNINOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC T Δ, eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, Europa, holding billowing veil, on bull right. Prieur –; Bellinger –. Choice EF, toned, minor stain on obverse. Extremely rare and possibly unique with bust facing left.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 27 (12 May 2004), lot 448 (hammer CHF 1400).