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451, Lot: 276. Estimate $100.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 13.96 g, 12h). In the name and types of the Seleucid king Philip I Philadelphus. Dated year 36 of the Caesarean Era (14/13 BC). Diademed head of Philip I right within fillet border / Zeus Nicephorus seated left; monogram to inner left and below throne, Λς (date) and thunderbolt in exergue; all within wreath. Prieur –; McAlee 28 (this coin illustrated); RPC I –; RPC II Suppl. 2 p. 62 for discussion; SC 2491.24; HGC 9, 1360y. Toned, some porosity, a few light scratches. Fine. Extremely rare, Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and none in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased privately from Richard McAlee.