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451, Lot: 335. Estimate $100.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Philip II. AD 247-249. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 13.25 g, 6h). Struck AD 249. Laureate and cuirassed bust left, with balteus and right pteryx visible; head of eagle on breastplate, and two pellets below pteryx / Eagle standing right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines in exergue. Prieur –; McAlee 1065c. Lightly toned with underlying luster, a touch of porosity. Near EF. Extremely rare, Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and none in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.