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Triton XV, Lot: 1418. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Tiberius. AD 14-37. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 14.81 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 35. ΣEBAΣTOY TIBEPIOY KAIΣA-POΣ, laureate head right / ΣEBAΣTHΣ IOVΛIAΣ HPAΣ, Livia, as Hera, enthroned right, holding grain ears and poppy in extended right hand; TAP to right, MHTP in exergue. Prieur 749; M.J. Price, “Greek Imperial coins: some new acquisitions by the British Museum,” NC 1971, 25 (same obv. die) = RPC 4005.1; SNG France 1390 (same obv. die) = Waddington 4622 = RPC 4005.2. Good VF, light tone. Attractive style. The third known specimen and the only one in private hands.

From the Sierra Collection. Ex Triton V (15 January 2002), lot 1752.