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451, Lot: 320. Estimate $150.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.18 g, 11h). “Dotted wings”. Struck AD 219. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; Δ–Є flanking head, star between legs. Prieur 264; McAlee 762. Toned with underlying luster, a touch of porosity. Good VF.


From the Michel Prieur Collection.

McAlee notes on page 292, note 169 of his catalogue that “Prieur listed several varieties for each main type, based on the engraver’s style.” (For example, Prieur 270). “Only illustrative examples of the type are cited here from Prieur’s catalogue. This catalogue generally distinguishes varieties only if there is an objective difference in type or legend.”