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CNG 109, Lot: 286. Estimate $300.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.21 g, 12h). Barbarous imitation of Antioch on the Orontes mint issue. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; tripod to outer left. SC 1418A (this coin referenced and illustrated); CSE 1317 = P. Strauss, “Un trésor de monnaies hellénistiques trouvé près de Suse (2e partie)” in RN 1971, 37 (this coin); HGC 9, 615e. Near VF, toned, some porosity, light scuff marks under tone on reverse. Apparently unique, the only published example.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Eukratides Ancient Numismatics, November 2009. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection, purchased in December 1968; Susiana, 1965(?) Hoard (IGCH 1806).