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CNG 111, Lot: 574. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Macrinus. AD 217-218. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.29 g, 12h). Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing on thyrsus, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; wine jar between legs, grape bunch in exergue. Prieur 1640; Meshorer, Aelia 96a; Sofaer 90. VF, toned, some light porosity, a few deposits. Very rare, only four known to Prieur, and nine in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex New York Sale XX (7 January 2009), lot 316; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 398 (March 1978), no. 8; Sternberg VII (24 November 1977), lot 737.