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451, Lot: 307. Estimate $150.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 14.10 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 214-215. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak. Prieur 219; McAlee 677. Toned, a touch of porosity, a few light scratches, minor deposits. Good VF. Extremely rare, five known to Prieur, and two, including this coin, in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 182 (20 February 2008), lot 145.