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10900288

Ex Raymond and Houghton Collections

CNG 109, Lot: 288. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.00 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; monogram in exergue. SC 1505.1 (this coin referenced); CSE 979 (this coin); HGC 9, 615h. EF, deep gray tone, with a slight iridescence around the devices. Very rare, none in CoinArchives.


From the MNL Collection. Ex Jencek Historical Enterprise inventory Y04024 (November 2012); W. K. Raymond Collection; Arthur Houghton Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 542.