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Apparently Unique Istros Mint Antiochos II
Published in “Black Sea” Hoard

CNG 109, Lot: 226. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.03 g, 12h). Istros mint. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and placing hand on grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; monogram to inner left, IΣ in exergue. Cf. SC 485; HGC 9, 236b; Black Sea Hoard 413 (this coin, illustrated). Good VF, toned, some die wear, minor marks on obverse. Apparently unique.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Vilmar Numismatics, January 2013. Ex “Black Sea” Hoard, 414.