Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 97   |   12 December 2016
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Lot 95





Estimate: 7'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 6'000 CHF Price realized: 8'500 CHF
The Roman Empire
Galba, 68 – 69. Tetradrachm, Antioch July 68 – January 69, AR 15.07 g.
Description: AVTOKPRATωP CEPOVIOC ΓAΛBAC CEBACTOC Bare head r. Rev. Eagle standing l., with spread wings, holding wreath in its beak and laurel branch in its talons; below, ETOVC B. In field l., palm-branch. References: Butcher, Coinage of Roman Syria, p. 71, fig. 16, 1
Prieur 99
RPC 4197 Condition:Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. A spectacular portrait struck on a full flan and a lovely light tone with some minor encrustations. Extremely fine Provenance: The Numismatic Auction sale 1, 1982, 305
51 Gallery sale October 2014, 49
Privately purchased from Tradart

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