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Struck During the Birth of St. Paul

356, Lot: 320. Estimate $100.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.80 g, 12h). Struck circa 1 BC-AD 10. Laureate head right / Fortuna seated right on rocky outcropping, holding palm frond; below, half-length figure of river-god Cydnus swimming right; monogram in right field. RPC I 4004; Prieur 748; SNG Levante 988. Near VF, find patina.

Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was born in the first decade AD, corresponding to the period in which this issue was struck.