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CNG 111, Lot: 568. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.16 g, 12h). Struck AD 209-212. Laureate head right / Laureate bust of Melkart-Hercules right, with lion’s skin tied around neck. Prieur 1529. Near EF, lightly toned. Extremely rare, only one known to Prieur, and one, this coin, in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Peus 409 (25 April 2013), lot 802 (hammer €810).