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CNG 111, Lot: 564. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Aradus. Diadumenian. As Caesar, AD 217-218. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.08 g, 12h). Radiate and draped bust right / ΔHMA[PX] ЄΞ [YΠAT]A, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, head of bull right. Prieur 1254 var. (eagle head and tail left); cf. Bellinger 248. Good VF, underlying luster, a touch of porosity, flan flaws. Overstruck on an uncertain undertype. Extremely rare if not unique, Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and this coin is the only specimen in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 85 (15 September 2010), lot 672.