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Ex Glover and Houghton Collections

CNG 109, Lot: 307. Estimate $750.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 16.44 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Dated SE 164 (149/8 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram to inner left, ΔΞP (date) and monogram in exergue. SC 1782.3g corr. (monogram; this coin referenced); HGC 875a; DCA 118; CSE 177 corr. (same; this coin). Good VF, toned, flan crack, slight die wear on obverse.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Stephen Glover Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 264), lot 156; Arthur Houghton Collection, purchased from Paolo Giradi, May 1969.