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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1508. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings of. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII 125-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.54 gm). Year 191 (122/121 BC). Ascalon 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, palm over shoulder; AS and a dove left, date APP right, M/A between legs. SNG Spaer 2485; Spaer, "Ascalon, from Royal Mint to Autonomy," in Studies Mildenberg, 3-4; Houghton, CSE, 821. Toned VF, surfaces a little grainy. Very rare. ($1500)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection.