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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 131. Estimate CHF4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF4600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.22 g 12), Soloi. Diademed head of Seleukos IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on bow at his side; to left, Α above owl; to right, ΣΑ. CSE 526 (this coin). A. Houghton, The Royal Seleucid Mint of Soloi, NC 1989, 52 (this coin). SC 1305 (this coin cited). Very rare. Nicely toned and most attractive. Extremely fine.

Ex Leu 81, “An Outstanding Collection”, 16 May 2001, 333 and Bank Leu 50, 25 April 1990, 199 and from the collection of Arthur Houghton.