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591487
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1487. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $725. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings of. Seleukos II. 246-226 BC. AR Drachm (4.20 gm). Antioch mint. Head of Athena right, wearing a crested Attic helmet / BASILEWS right, SEL-EUKOU left, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in right hand, left hand on bow resting on ground; monogram outer left, monogram outer right. SNG Spaer -; Newell, WSM, 1012b (same dies); Le Rider, Antioche, pg. 60, 2 (A1/P1) = Houghton, CSE, 48 (this coin). Lightly toned EF, a few small spots of hoard patina on the obverse, choice flan. Very rare. ($750)

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.