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CNG 112, Lot: 428. Estimate $300.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.68 g, 6h). Struck AD 98-99. Laureate head of Trajan right, set on eagle standing right; palm frond to upper left, club to lower right / Laureate bust of Melkart-Hercules right, with lion’s skin tied around neck. Prieur 1478 (Tyre); McAlee 450; RPC III 3523.12 (this coin). Toned, some minor deposits. Good VF. Very rare, only three noted by Prieur, and eight, including this coin, in CoinArchives.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 757139 (July 2005); Numismatica Ars Classica P (12 May 2005), lot 2002; Antiqua FPL V (December 1997), no. 48.