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CNG 112, Lot: 438. Estimate $300.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Byblus. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.83 g, 1h). Struck circa AD 215-217. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; K to upper right, altar between legs. Prieur 1315 (this coin illustrated). Toned, some light porosity. Good VF. Very rare, only seven noted by Prieur, and one, this coin, in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 157 (24 February 1988), lot 560.