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451, Lot: 294. Estimate $200.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 14.19 g, 6h). Struck AD 117. Laureate, draped, and cuiassed bust right above an eagle standing right, wings spread, holding the leg and thigh of a sacrificial animal / Tyche seated right on rocky outcropping, holding grain ears and poppy heads with right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right, head left. Prieur 154 (this coin); McAlee 531; RPC III 3686/2 (this coin cited). Toned, minor roughness, metal flaws. VF. Extremely rare, only three known to Prieur, and one in CoinArchives.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex H.-W. Müller 52 (26 June 1986), lot 178.