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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1507. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings of. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII. 125-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.72 gm). Year 192 (121 BC). Ake-Ptolemais mint. Conjoined busts right of Cleopatra, veiled, wearing diadem and stephane, and Antiochos, diademed / BASILISSHS KLEOPATRAS right, BASILEWS ANTIOXOY left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monogram left, date BPP right. SNG Spaer -; Newell, LSM, 20; Houghton, CSE, 809 (this coin). Toned EF, some roughness on the obverse below Antiochos' chin, some hairline scratches on the reverse. Very rare. ($1500)

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection; Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 37 (5 December 1968), lot 261; J. Schulman Auction (4 February 1957), lot 1232.