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Triton XV, Lot: 1420. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 12.46 g, 12h). AVT KAI ΘЄ TPA ΠAP VI ΘЄ NЄP VI TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄ/ Π - Π, laureate and draped bust left / AΔPIA-NΩN TAP-CCЄΩN/ MHTPOΠOΛ/ЄΩC, decastyle temple of the Koinon of Cilicia; wreath within pediment, KOINOC KIΛIKIAC across architrave. Prieur 774A (this coin illustrated and the sole example cited). EF, toned. Unique.

From the Sierra Collection. Ex Triton VII (13 January 2004), lot 796; Marcel Burstein Collection (Peus 366, 29 October 2000), lot 998; Giessener Münzhandlung 64 (11 October 1993), lot 441.

The only architectural reverse type for Tarsus in silver.