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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
11100529

Unpublished Variety

CNG 111, Lot: 529. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Commodus. AD 177-192. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.09 g, 11h). Struck AD 179. Laureate and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal, head and tail right, with wings spread and holding wreath in beak; five-rayed star to upper right; in exergue, ram’s head right. Prieur –; McAlee –; RPC IV Online –. Good VF, toned, light scratches in right obverse field. Extremely rare, Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and this coin is the only specimen in CoinArchives.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1437.