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Auction 8  23 Oct 2021
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Lot 198

Estimate: 750 CHF
Price realized: 3000 CHF
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.48 g, 12 h), 202-204. •ΑΥΤ•ΚΑΙ• •ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC• •CЄΒ• Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ•ЄΞ•ΥΠΑΤΟC Tyche seated right on rocks, holding poppy and two grain ears in her right hand; below, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming to right, head left. McAlee 662. Prieur 187. Very rare. Lightly toned and with a lovely portrait of the young emperor. Minor die break on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.


From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, ex Münzen & Medaillen AG FPL 336, July 1972, 39 and Hess-Leu 41, 24-25 April 1969, 318.
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