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CNG 109, Lot: 312. Estimate $300.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Posthumous Issues of Antiochos IV. 146/5 BC. AR Drachm (15.5mm, 3.82 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; [monogram in exergue]. Cf. SC 1886; Mørkholm, Posthumous –; CSE 213 (this coin); HGC 9, 745; cf. CNG E-172, lot 58 (same obv. die). VF, toned, hairline flan crack. Rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Southern Pathologist Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 343, 28 January 2015), lot 237, purchased from Antioch Associates, 3 October 2001. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.

The CNG E-172 coin, from the same obverse die as the present piece, was from an unpublished issue with an HΓ monogram in the exergue.