SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emesa. Uranius Antoninus, usurper, 253-254. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 9.47 g, 1 h). AYTOK COYΛΠ ANTωNINOC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Uranius Antoninus to left, holding spear over his right shoulder and shield decorated with Victory holding wreath and palm frond on his left. Rev. [Δ]ΗΜΑΡΧ [ЄΞ]ΟΥ[CΙΑC] / ЄΜΙ[CΑ] / S - C Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head to left and holding wreath in beak. Prieur 1043. RPC IX 1872. Extremely rare and with a sharp and attractive portrait. Corroded and the reverse double struck, otherwise, very fine.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.