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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
610841
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 841. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings. Tryphon. 142-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.42 gm). Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Macedonian cavalry helmet with ibex horn, thunderbolt on cheek guard, monogram to left, AG below; all within oak wreath. Cf. SNG Spaer 1822; Seyrig, Notes on Syrian Coins, pl. I, 15 (same dies); Houghton, CSE, 257. Toned, near EF, nice flan. Very rare, choice portrait of this short-lived usurper. ($5000)

Ex Tkalec & Rausch Auction (16-17 November 1987), lot 153.