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CNG 111, Lot: 528. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Commodus. AD 177-192. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.94 g, 5h). Struck AD 179. Laureate and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head and tail left, with wings spread; ram’s head right to upper left, six-rayed star to upper right. Prieur 175 (this coin); McAlee 631; RPC IV Online 7167/3 (this coin cited). Good VF, toned, some light marks and scratches. Very rare, only six known to Prieur, none in CoinArchives, and five to the authors of RPC Online.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.