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CNG 111, Lot: 577. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MESOPOTAMIA, Carrhae. Macrinus. AD 217-218. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.14 g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing right on head of bull, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; • to each side of bull’s head. Prieur 826. Choice EF, toned with underlying luster, a few minor deposits. Fine style.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Jean-Baptiste Forestier/Millon & Associés (14 November 2007), lot 72; Tradart (12 December 1991), lot 369.