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11100552

Unique Caligula Tetradrachm

CNG 111, Lot: 552. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Gaius (Caligula). AD 37-41. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.26 g, 12h). ΓAIOY KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY ΓEPMA[...], laureate head right; B to left, ΦΙ to right / [IOYΛ]IEΩN TΩN KAI ΛAOΔIK[EΩN], veiled, draped, and turreted bust of Tyche right; I∆ below. Prieur –; RPC Supp. 2, S2-I-4382A (this coin). VF, toned, rough surfaces, scratches and marks. Unique. Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, one example, this coin, in CoinArchives, and this is the only specimen known to the authors of RPC.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Marcel Burstein Collection (Peus 366, 25 October 2000), lot 1117 (hammer 2400 DM), purchased from Frank Kovacs, August 1990.