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Ex Charrin and Houghton Collections
Published in CSE and ex Tarik Darreh

CNG 109, Lot: 231. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.58 g, 12h). Tarsos mint. Struck circa 261-253 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and pearl necklace / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling palm frond in left arm; monogram below each wing. SC 560.1 (this coin referenced and illustrated); CSE 955 = A. Houghton, "The Tarik Darreh (Kangavar) Hoard" in MN 25 (1980), 2 (this coin); HGC 9, 227. Good VF, toned, a few light marks. Extremely rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex François Charrin Collection (Parsy, 26 November 2013), lot 7; Classical Numismatic Group 73 (13 September 2006), lot 444; Arthur Houghton Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 526; Tarik Darreh Hoard (CH II, 70 = CH VII, 78).