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451, Lot: 341. Estimate $150.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. BI Tetradrachm (26mm, 10.88 g, 12h). 2nd officina. Struck AD 250-251. Radiate and cuirassed bust left, gorgoneion on breastplate; •• below / Eagle standing left on palm frond, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; S C in exergue. Prieur 554; McAlee 1145. Toned, porous. Good VF. Very rare, seven known to Prieur, and four, including this coin, in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Garth Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 137, 12 April 2006), lot 107; Harmer Rooke (13 December 1972), lot 1884 (part of).