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451, Lot: 287. Estimate $150.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 14.44 g, 12h). Dated “New Holy Year” 2 (AD 69/70). Laureate head right / Eagle standing left on club, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; palm branch to left, crescent between legs. Prieur 125; McAlee 349/2 (this coin); RPC II 1958. Lightly toned, a few light marks and scratches, oval flan. VF. Extremely rare, four known to Prieur, and four in CoinArchives.

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