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10900229

Published in SC and CSE
Among Houghton’s First Collection Coins

CNG 109, Lot: 229. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.00 g, 12h). Phokaia mint. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / Herakles seated left on rock draped with lion skin, placing right hand on club set on ground to left, left hand on rock; to outer left, head of griffin left above die erasure above monogram. SC 511.2 (this coin referenced); CSE 623 (this coin); HGC 9, 241d. VF, toned, a few light scratches under tone. Very rare.


From the MNL Collection, purchased from Eucratides Ancient Numismatics, November 2009. Arthur Houghton Collection, purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG (via Pierre Strauss), 4 May 1963; G. Hirsch XXXIV (21 February 1963), lot 1309a.

Arthur Houghton remarked to MNL that this coin was among the very first that he purchased for his collection.