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Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 453Auction date: 2 October 2019
Lot number: 449

Lot description:

MESOPOTAMIA, Edessa. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. BI Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.03 g, 12h). Contemporary imitation(?). AVT K M A CЄV [ANTΩN]ЄINOC CЄB, laureate bust right, slight drapery / ΔИMA[PX ЄΞ Y]ΠATOC TO · B ·, eagle standing facing, head right tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; shrine with pediment between legs. Prieur 1724 (this coin; 'Atypical Coins: Edessa Type'). Toned, some porosity and a couple flan flaws. Near VF. Extremely rare, only three known to Prieur, and none in CoinArchives.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.

Estimate: 150 USD