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CNG 111, Lot: 573. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.00 g, 5h). Struck AD 215-217. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing on filleted thyrsus, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, mask of Silenus left; wine cup in exergue. Prieur 1620A (this coin); Meshorer –; Sofaer –. Good VF, lightly toned. Extremely rare, only one known to Prieur, and three in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.