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JUDAEA, Neapolis. Caracalla. 198-217 CE. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.38 g, 12h). Struck 215-217 CE. ΛVT KΛI ΛN TΩNINOC CЄ, laureate head of Caracalla right / ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOC TO Δ, laureate head of Caracalla right, set on eagle standing facing, head left, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; altar to upper right. Prieur 1699 = BN Inv. 1965.1117 (same rev. die); Bellinger –; Bellinger, Dura-Europos –; Sofaer –; Triton XXII, lot 743 var. (obv. legend; same rev. die). Toned, porosity, some flan flaws. VF. Extremely rare obverse legend variety, only one cited by Prieur (in the Bibliothèque Nationale).

Ex Leu Web Auction 17 (14 August 2021), lot 2073.