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451, Lot: 289. Estimate $150.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 14.91 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 frond to left. Prieur 123 var. (obv. legend–AVTOKPA); McAlee 347 var. (same); RPC II 1962 var. (same). Toned, a touch of porosity, a few light scratches. VF. Rare legend variant with AVTOKPATO. Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and only one, this coin, in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 225 (13 January 2010), lot 285.