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CNG Keystone Auction 1: Part I of the Style Collection

Lot nuber 13

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Emesa. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 13.33 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 215-217.


CNG Keystone Auction 1: Part I of the Style Collection
Lot: 13.
 Estimated: $ 300

Roman Provincial, Silver

Sold For $ 225. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Emesa. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 13.33 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 215-217. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Shamash left. Prieur 969 (this coin). Toned, some minor porosity. Good VF. Extremely rare, only four noted by Prieur, and four in CoinArchives.

From the Style Collection. Ex Michel Prieur Collection.

Emesa was the ancestral homeland of the female side of the Severan dynasty, deriving from Julia Domna and her sister, Julia Maesa. Some consider Roman portraiture to have reached its peak in the Severan era, and numismatic portraits of Caracalla, in particular, possess a brutal realism that is still impressive today.

Closing Date and Time: 20 November 2019 at 10:04:00 ET.

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