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Referencd in SC and Published in ‘Soli’ and CSE

CNG 109, Lot: 257. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos III ‘the Great’. 222-187 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.12 g, 12h). Soli mint. Struck circa 197 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANT-IOXOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right; to outer left, ΣA monogram above head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; ΣE monogram to outer right. SC 1019.2a (this coin referenced); Houghton, Soli 15 (A3/P4) = CSE 516 (this coin); WSM 1286; HGC 9, 20; SNG Spaer 654 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned. Rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Leu 65 (21 May 1996), lot 241; Numismatic Fine Arts XXXIII (3 May 1994), lot 276; Arthur Houghton Collection, purchased from Paolo Girardi, March 1972; Syria 1971 Hoard (CH II, 81).