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Lot # 365 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$300 / Price Realized: US$300
Trajan Decius. Tetradrachm
Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Tetradrachm, 13.41g. (12h). Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem, 249 AD. Obv: AVTOK K ├AI ME KVIN ─EKKIOC CEB Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, five pellets (officina 5) below. Rx: ─HMAPX E╬OYCIAC around, S C in exergue, Eagle with spread wings standing left on palm branch, holding wreath in beak. RPC 1616 (3 spec.). McAlee 1106e (Ex. Rare). Prieur 507 (2 spec.). EF.

Acquired from Jonathan Kern, CICF, 26 February 1993.

Scarce early misspelling of Decius' name, ─EKKIOC with two Ks instead of just one. Rare with five pellets under the bust, possibly only the fourth recorded specimen with eagle left on the reverse. From the same obverse die as the examples illustrated by both McAlee and Prieur; the same die was also used with the type Eagle standing right, as shown by the illustrated specimen of Prieur 508.
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