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Sale: Nomos 7, Lot: 145. Estimate CHF3500. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013. 
Sold For CHF6250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.52 g 12), Miletos, c. 250 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left; to left, monogram of ΠΑΥC. A. Houghton, Tarik Darreh (Kangavar) Hoard, ANSMN 25 (1980), 34 = Price 3785 = SC 548a (this coin). Extremely rare. A lovely coin of fine style, well struck. Good extremely fine.

From the Mieza collection, and from the Millenia Collection, Goldberg 46, 26 May 2008, 48, ex Triton VIII, 11 January 2005, 529, from the collection of A. Houghton, Classical Numismatic Group 54, 14 June 2000, lot 484, ex Numismatic Fine Arts II, 25 March 1976, 119, and from the Tarik Darreh Hoard.

This coin was apparently produced at Miletos in celebration of Antiochos I’s liberation of the city from Ptolemaic control.