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78001437
Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1437. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $830. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Commodus. AD 177-192. AR Tetradrachm (13.09 g, 12h). Struck AD 179/80. Laureate and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing on leg of sacrificial animal, head and tail right, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; below, head of ram right; star above left wing. Cf. Prieur 175/171 (for obv./rev.); cf. McAlee 633/640 (same). VF, toned. Very rare variety.