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10900332

Ex Houghton and Niggeler Collections

CNG 109, Lot: 332. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.32 g, 12h). Tarsos mint, “civic workshop”, second reign. Series 3, struck circa 112-96 BC. Diademed head right within fillet border / Sandan standing right on back of horned lion-griffin standing right upon garlanded altar with baldachin; two monograms to outer left. SC 2288.1c; HGC 9, 1198; CSE 490 (this coin). Near EF, attractive old collection tone.


From the MNL Collection, purchased from Shick Coins, September 2016. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII, 31 March 1987), lot 384; Walter Niggeler Collection (Part 1, Leu & Münzen und Medaillen AG, 3 December 1965), lot 475.