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449, Lot: 359. Estimate $100.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

‘ATYPICAL’ COINS, Edessa type. Caracalla(?). AD 198-217. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.42 g, 1h). Radiate and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; small shrine between legs. Prieur 1714 (this coin cited and illustrated). Poor metal quality. VF. Extremely rare – the only one known to Prieur.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.