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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 808. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings. Antiochos II. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.64 gm). Aegae mint. Diademed head right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; monogram outer left, monogram outer right, goat's head in exergue. Houghton & Lorber 496(2) (this coin illustrated); SNG Spaer -; Newell, WSM 1666 (same dies); Houghton, CSE 630 (this coin). Toned, good VF, some surface granulation, obverse slightly double struck. Very rare. ($500)

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.