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Sale: Nomos 7, Lot: 144. Estimate CHF2000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013. 
Sold For CHF1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. Joint reign with Seleukos I, 294-281 BC. Drachm (Silver, 2.89 g 12), uncertain mint in Drangiana. Head of Seleukos I to right, wearing helmet covered in a panther skin and adorned with a bull’s ear and horn. Rev. barbarized inscription Nike walking to right, placing a wreath on a trophy to right. A. Houghton, Notes on the early Seleucid Victory Coinage of ¨Persepolis¨, SNR 59 (1980), pl. 2, 2-5. SC 226. SNG Spaer 313. A rare and curious coin, struck in one of the outlying districts of the Seleukid Empire. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.

From the Spina Collection, ex Leu 83, 6 May 2002, 377.