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451, Lot: 270. Estimate $100.
Sold for $80. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.16 g, 12h). In the name and types of the Seleucid king Philip I Philadelphus. Dated year 22 of the Caesarean Era (28/27 BC). Diademed head of Philip I right within fillet border / Zeus Nicephorus seated left; monogram to inner left and below throne, KB (date) and thunderbolt in exergue; all within wreath. Prieur 16 var. (date as BK); McAlee 15 var. (same); RPC I 4139 var. (same); SC 2491.12 var. (same); HGC 9, 1360l var. (same). Lightly toned, some porosity and granularity. Near VF. Extremely rare variety with the date as KB and unpublished as such. Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and none in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased from Lanz (eBay), 2014.