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Triton XXII, Lot: 762. Estimate $750.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MESOPOTAMIA, Rhesaena. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.57 g, 12h). Struck AD 215-217. ANTΩNЄINOC AVT KAI CЄ-B, radiate and draped bust left / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing, head right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; shrine with pediment between legs. Prieur 880; Bellinger –. Near EF, toned. Very rare with bust left, six cited by Prieur, one in CoinArchives.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert Gait Collection, 712; Superior (9 December 1989), lot 3284; Superior (8 August 1983), lot 406.

The shrine symbol is normally associated with Edessa, but Prieur placed the type (as well as his 878) under Rhesaena based on style, believing them to be the work of “...die cutters who are unmistakably from the ‘Rhesaeana’ mint.”