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CNG 109, Lot: 308. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.77 g, 1h). Uncertain Mint 88, in northern Syria. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; no control marks. SC 1812 (this coin referenced and illustrated); HGC 875d; CSE 559 (this coin). Good VF, toned, minor pitting and short scratch under tone on obverse. Extremely rare.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Eukratides Ancient Numismatics, October 2009. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 72, 14 June 2006), lot 950, purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG, September 1966.