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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 791. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emisa. Uranius Antoninus. 253-254 AD. AR Reduced Tetradrachm (8.29 gm, 5h). Dated cos. 2 (254 AD). AVTO K COVL CEOVHPOC ANTWNINOC C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / DHMAPX EX OVCIAC VP B, Tyche standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left; S C across field. Baldus 27 var. (dies XIX/-; unlisted reverse die); Baldus, Nachtrag II, pls. 45-6, 5-8; Prieur 1066. Good VF, partial find patina, weak strike on edge. Extremely rare, and exceptionally attractive for these usually poorly struck coins. ($5000)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.