Volusian Anticoh Tetradrachm

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mat, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I had a Volusian Antioch tet a few years ago but parted with it.

    A while ago I acquired this particular one since it was very cheap and actually a fairly scarce type, Prieur 698. Only found a few online.

    It was in a NGC slab, "AU", but no murdered slab photos will be shared to spare all younger children the gruesome photos.

    Volusian (251 - 253 A.D.)
    SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
    AR Tetradrachm
    O: AYTOK K G AFIN GAL OYEND OYOLOYCCIANOC CEB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; three pellets below.
    R: DHMAPX EXOUCIAC, eagle standing facing, head turned left, wreath in beak; Γ between legs.
    Prieur 698
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  3. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    A lovely portrait.
  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Great coin @Mat - I'll post one from Elagabalus...



    This is one I need to re-photograph one of these days as the obverse is slightly out of focus. Ex-Frank Robinson auction.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice example.
  6. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    That's an attractive tet @Mat !

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  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Indeed. Nice score Mat
  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Excellent style

  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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  10. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    That’s a really attractive coin @Mat. I have been to under bidder in a few auctions recently for some tets of SSev. I have the glimmer of hope because I am the first bidder only to be blown out of the water the day of the auction.

    That reverse legend, what does it translate to? It looks like there should be a Seleukos or something there but the letters don’t match up.
  11. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Very nice acquisition @Mat. I especially like the portrait.
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