Second and Finest known
JUDAEA, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Caracalla.
|CNG 85, Lot: 686. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
198-217 CE. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 12.10 g, 6h). Struck 215-217 CE. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing on filleted thyrsus, head and tail left, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; between legs, vine leaf; wine jar to right. Meshorer, Aelia
-; Hendin 815; Prieur 1620B (same dies as illustration). Near EF. Extremely rare, the second and finest specimen known and the only one in private hands.