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10900289

Ex Leu 81 ‘Outstanding Collection’,
Houghton Collection, and the Susiana Find

CNG 109, Lot: 289. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.08 g, 12h). Antioch in Persis mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow, with three pellets on handle, set on ground to right; AB monogram to outer left, monogram in exergue. SC 1526.4a (this coin referenced and illustrated); CSE 1063 = P. Strauss, “Un trésor de monnaies hellénistiques trouvé près de Suse (2e partie)” in RN 1971, 29 (this coin); HGC 9, 615l. Choice EF, toned. Impressive high relief portrait. Very rare.


From the MNL Collection. Ex Nomos 6 (8 May 2012), lot 106; ‘Outstanding Collection’ (Leu 81, 16 May 2001), lot 335; Numismatic Fine Arts XXXI (18 March 1993), lot 333; Arthur Houghton Collection; Münzen und Medaillen AG 37 (5 December 1968), lot 241; Susiana, 1965(?) Hoard (IGCH 1806).