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CNG 111, Lot: 532. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 12.89 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 202-204. Laureate head 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. Prieur 185 (this coin); McAlee 656. VF, toned, graffiti in right reverse field. Well centered on a large flan. Very rare, six known to Prieur, and one in CoinArchives (CNG 102, lot 748, which hammered at $750).

From the Michel Prieur Collection.