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CNG 111, Lot: 521. Estimate $300.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.39 g, 6h). Struck AD 98-99. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Eagle standing facing on palm frond, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak. Prieur 1492 (Tyre); McAlee 436 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3522/1 (this coin cited). Good VF, toned, with areas of find patina. Extremely rare, only two known to Prieur, two in CoinArchives, and four specimens cited by the authors of RPC, including this coin.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXIV (Fall/Winter 1999), no. 104; Giessener Münzhandlung 96 (7 June 1999), lot 380.