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CNG 111, Lot: 557. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Geta. As Caesar, AD 198-209. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 13.02 g, 12h). Struck AD 208-209. Bare head right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; star between legs. Prieur 1157; Prieur & Amandry Group III, 42; McAlee, Severan Group 3, 29. EF, lightly toned, minor pitting on obverse. Very rare, nine known to Prieur, and four in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Carlo Fontana Collection (Finarte Casa D’Aste 995, 26 November 1996), lot 1083, purchased from G. De Falco, 1965.