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Pedigreed to 1957

Triton XXII, Lot: 719. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 14.62 g, 6h). Struck AD 209-212. AVT KAI CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠAT Γ, laureate bust of Melkart-Hercules right, with lion’s skin tied around neck. Prieur 1528 (this coin illustrated); Bellinger –. Choice EF, lightly toned. Fine style portrait. Very rare, 4 cited by Prieur, 2 in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Peus 353 (29 October 1997), lot 508; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 170 (July 1957), no. 35.