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CNG 111, Lot: 556. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Geta. As Caesar, AD 198-209. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 12.69 g, 12h). Struck AD 205-207. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread; star between legs. Prieur 1133 (this coin); Prieur & Amandry Group I, 16 (this coin illustrated on pl. XV); McAlee, Severan, Group I, 13. Good VF, lightly toned, some porosity. Excellent style portrait. Extremely rare, only one known to Prieur, and one in CoinArchives (CNG E-Sale 356, lot 357–same dies as this coin).

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Münz Zentrum 53 (13 November 1984), lot 1946.