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CNG 111, Lot: 530. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Commodus. AD 177-192. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.99 g, 11h). Struck AD 179. Laureate and draped bust right / Tyche seated right on rocky outcropping, holding grain ears and poppy heads with right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right, head left; six-rayed star to upper left, ram’s head left to upper right. Prieur 176A (this coin); McAlee 630A (this coin illustrated); RPC IV Online 9842/1 (this coin cited). Good VF, toned. Extremely rare, only one known to Prieur, one in CoinArchives (CNG 102, lot 747, which hammered at $5500), and only this coin cited by the authors of RPC Online.

From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased from Crippa, 1966.