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CNG 111, Lot: 514. Estimate $300.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Nero. AD 54-68. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 14.75 g, 12h). Dated RY 9 and Year 111 of the Caesarean Era (AD 62/3). Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / ETOVΣ AIP • Θ (dates), eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right. Prieur 86 (this coin); McAlee 262; RPC I Suppl. 4185/2 (this coin cited and illustrated). Good VF, lightly toned, a few minor marks. Very rare, only seven known to Prieur, and three in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 48 (2 April 1990), lot 566.