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CNG 111, Lot: 542. Estimate $300.
Sold for $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.68 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 215-217. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread and holding wreath in beak; between its legs, star above cornucopia. Prieur 242; McAlee 693. EF, lightly toned, some minor deposits.

From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased from Malter Galleries, 2011.

As pointed out in Prieur and McAlee, this issue is of notably Laodicean style.