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CNG 111, Lot: 511. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.15 g, 12h). Dated year 44 of the Actian Era and year 63 of the Caesarean Era (AD 14). Laureate head right / Tyche seated right on rocky outcropping, holding palm frond in right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right; ∆M (Actian Era date) above; in right field, ΓΞ (date) above monogram (=ANTIOXIEΩN?). Prieur 59 (this coin); McAlee 189; RPC I 4160; DCA 401. Good VF, a few light marks and scratches. Extremely rare, only three known to Prieur, and none in CoinArchives.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 185 (15 February 1995), lot 689.