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CNG 111, Lot: 562. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DECAPOLIS, Gadara. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 10.35 g, 6h). Struck AD 215-217. Laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding scepter with right hand over shoulder, shield on left shoulder; shield ornamented with Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond, pellet to either side / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, the Three Graces within wreath. Prieur 1600A (this coin); Sofaer 81 var. (obv. legend). VF, lightly toned, some porosity. Extremely rare, only three known to Prieur, and one in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.