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Ex Raymond and Houghton Collections
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CNG 109, Lot: 228. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.94 g, 11h). Phokaia mint. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Herakles seated left on rock draped with lion skin, placing right hand on club set on ground to left, left hand on rock; no control marks. SC 510.2 (this coin referenced and illustrated); CSE 665 (this coin); HGC 9, 241d. Good VF, attractive deep iridescent tone. Very rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Jencek Historical Enterprise inventory Y02759 (December 2012); W. K. Raymond Collection; Arthur Houghton Collection, purchased from Robert Hecht, 1974; Kastner IV (27 November 1973), lot 186.