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McAlee Plate Coin

CNG 111, Lot: 526. Estimate $750.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.23 g, 11h). Struck AD 178-179. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal, head and tail right, with wings spread; five-rayed star to lower left; in exergue, ram’s head right. Prieur –; McAlee 580A (this coin cited and illustrated); RPC IV Online –. Good VF, minor porosity, obverse struck off center. Extremely rare, Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and there are none in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.