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CNG 112, Lot: 437. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Byblus. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.65 g, 1h). Struck AD 215-217. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak, on ornate altar decorated with three niches, each containing a statue; K in right field. Prieur 1308 = SNG Righetti 2368 (same dies); Triton XVII, lot 759 (same dies). Toned, some granularity. VF. Extremely rare, the Triton coin is the only example in CoinArchives (where it hammered at $4000).