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Triton XXII, Lot: 721. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 14.55 g, 6h). Struck AD 209-212. AVT KAI ANTωNINOC 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 1530 (this coin illustrated); Bellinger 299. Choice EF, toned. Rare and artistic.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (8 July 1996), lot 142; Numismatic Fine Arts XIV (29 November 1984), lot 489.