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Triton XXII, Lot: 761. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MESOPOTAMIA, Rhesaena. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.69 g, 12h). Struck AD 215-217. AVT KAI ANTΩNЄINOC CЄ, radiate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing, head right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; rectangle between legs. Prieur 879 (this coin, illustrated); Bellinger 176 corr. (obv. legend). EF, toned. Attractive and extremely rare bust type.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Carlo Fontana Collection (Finarte 995, 26 November 1996), lot 1067, purchased from Mario Ratto, 1952.