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451, Lot: 299. Estimate $300.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Commodus. AD 177-192. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 13.02 g, 5h). Struck AD 179. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal, head and tail right, with wings spread; to lower left, star. Prieur 172; McAlee 633; RPC IV Online 7169. Toned, some porosity, metal flaws, a few deposits. Good VF. Extremely rare, only three known to Prieur, one, this coin, in CoinArchives, and two cited by the authors of RPC.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Gordon S. Parry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 82, 16 September 2009), lot 854; Berk BBS 88 (28 November 1995), lot 665.