Tetradrachm – ( 2nd Caesar, 1st Roman Emperor) Augustus in Syria, circa AD 5, NGC AU* (AU55)


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Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) minted in SYRIA. Seleucia Pieria. AR tetradrachm (27mm, 15.50 gm, 1h). Dated Civic Year 114 (AD 5/6). KAISAPOS SE-BASTOV, laureate head of Augustus right, bead and reel border / Thunderbolt on base placed on throne, SE?EVKEON THS IEPAS above thunderbolt, date I?P and KAI / AVTONOMOV below throne, A – H across field, all within wreath. Prieur 1186. RPC I 4328. Very rare issue. The thunderbolt reverse is encountered only in VF or lower condition and for every 30-40 Tyche seated reverse tetradrachms seen only one of these coins are located. A remarkable example, attractively toned, well centered and displaying full legends. NGC AU? 4/5 – 4/5.