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    Rare Issue, New Date

    SYRIA. Seleucia and Pieria. Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 15.39 gm, 12h).  Dated Year 115 = 6/7 AD. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣE - BAΣTOV, laureate head of Augustus right,  bead and reel border / Thunderbolt on base placed on throne, ΣEΛEVKEΩN / THΣ IEPAΣ above thunderbolt, date EIP and KAI / [AV]TONOM[OV] below throne, A - H across field, all within wreath. RPC Supplement 2, Part 1, 4328a, citing CNG 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1378. Very rare issue. Good Very Fine.

    Ex Gemini IX (9 January 2012), lot 256, with citation as follows:

    "A new date, year 115 = 6/7 AD, on the rare tetradrachms of Augustus at Seleucia, unknown before its appearance in CNG 60 of 2002 and the RPC online supplement, and falling between the two previously published issues, which were of years 114 and 116 respectively (RPC 4328-9). The collection from which this coin comes also contained five other specimens with this date 115, one of them being from the same die pair as the coin offered here, while the other four were from a second obverse die, shared with the CNG coin, and four other reverse dies."


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