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Finest Known

Triton XXII, Lot: 743. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Neapolis. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.38 g, 12h). Struck AD 215-217. AVT KAI ANTΩ-NINOC CЄB, laureate head of Caracalla right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO Δ, laureate head of Caracalla right, set on eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; altar to upper right. Prieur 1699 var. (obv. legend); Bellinger –; Sofaer –. Near EF, toned. Extremely rare.

From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased from Harlan Berk, 2005.

Prieur listed only 1 specimen for this double-portrait type (in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France), which is inferior to the present coin.