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Auction 8  23 Oct 2021
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Lot 196

Estimate: 500 CHF
Price realized: 800 CHF
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Vespasian, 69-79. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.00 g, 12 h), 'New Holy Year' 2 = 69/70. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΟΥЄCΠΑCΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ CЄΒΑCΤΟC Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. ЄΤΟΥC ΝЄΟΥ ΙЄΡΟΥ Β Eagle with spread wings standing left on club, holding wreath in beak; in field to left, palm frond. McAlee 345. Prieur 122. RPC II 1954. A nicely toned example with a beautiful idealized portrait. The reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.


From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, ex Kricheldorf XXVI, 19-21 February 1973, 184.
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