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CNG 111, Lot: 522. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Tridrachm (26.5mm, 10.21 g, 7h). Struck AD 100. Laureate head right / Laureate bust of Melqart-Hercules right, with lion skin tied around neck. Prieur 1483 (Tyre); McAlee 476; RPC III 3566. VF, toned, a few scratches, reverse metal flaw. Well centered on a large flan. Rare, eight known to Prieur, and ten in CoinArchives, including this coin.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Künker 124 (16 March 2007), lot 9075; G. Hirsch 195 (5 May 1997), lot 701; G. Hirsch 192 (27 November 1996), lot 517; Classical Numismatic Group XXXI (9 September 1994), lot 1297; Elsen FPL 59 (September 1983), no. 19.