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CNG 111, Lot: 524. Estimate $300.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.42 g, 5h). Struck AD 109/110. Laureate head right set on eagle standing right; club to right / Laureate bust of Melqart-Hercules right, with lion skin tied around neck. Prieur 1513A (this coin; Tyre); McAlee 459, note 339 (this coin discussed); RPC III 3536. EF, toned with underlying luster. Extremely rare, only one known to Prieur, and one in CoinArchives (CNG 76, lot 3145).

From the Michel Prieur Collection.

McAlee, on p. 202, note 339, states: “Prieur 1513A is a unique variant of unusual style, with club in r. field (as on 455 and earlier issues). Although known to be from a hoard, it may be an ancient counterfeit.”