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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
591525
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1525. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MESOPOTAMIA, Seleukeia on the Tigris. Municipal Issue, Circa 100 BC. Æ 29mm (17.80 gm). Turreted, draped and veiled bust of Tyche right / SELEUKEWN right, TWN PRWS left, TIGREI in exergue, Tyche seated left, holding Nike in right hand, cornucopiae in left; monogram under throne. Le Rider, "Monnaies Grecques Récemment Acquises par le Cabinet des Médailles," in Revue Numismatique 1961, 19, pl. iii, 19. Good VF, patina stripped now retoning a dark brown, some light porosity, reverse strike a bit soft. Extremely rare, apparently only 2 known! ($300)