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451, Lot: 298. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 13.10 g, 6h). Struck AD 178-179. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; to right, palm frond above ram’s head right; star in exergue. Prieur 162 (this coin); McAlee 579; RPC IV Online 7040/4 (this coin cited). Toned, a few deposits, light scratches, minor metal flaws. VF. Extremely rare, only two known to Prieur, two in CoinArchives, and four cited by the authors of RPC.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 41 (19 March 1997), lot 1468.