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Triton XXII, Lot: 740. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Gaza. Macrinus. AD 217-218. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.16 g, 12h). AV K M ΟΠ CЄ MAKPINOC CЄ, laureate head right / ΔHMAPX Є-Ξ VΠATOC T A, eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; star to upper right; between legs, symbol of Marnas within circle. Prieur 1695; Bellinger –; Sofaer 203 var. (obv. legend). VF, toned. Very rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Triton VI (13 January 2004), lot 816.

At the time of his publication, Prieur listed only 1 example for this variety and a total of only 3 coins of Macrinus from Gaza. This is 1 of 5 coins of Macrinus listed in CoinArchives for the city.