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CNG 112, Lot: 433. Estimate $200.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

COELESYRIA, Heliopolis. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 11.82 g, 6h). Struck circa AD 215-217. Radiate head right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, star above lion advancing right. Prieur 1195 var. (rev. legend). Toned with underlying luster. EF. Attractive portrait. Rare reverse legend variety. Extremely rare, Prieur did not own this example when he published his book, and only one, this coin, in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert Gait Collection, no. 980; Elsen 70 (15 June 2002), lot 818.