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10900333

Ex Sir Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection
Pedigreed to 1896

CNG 109, Lot: 333. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.19 g, 11h). Uncertain Mint 112, in Cilicia. Struck circa 121/0-114/3 BC. Diademed head right within fillet border / Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, IE above monogram; all within laurel wreath. SC 2291.6; Houghton, Reigns, Series III, Group 2, 7, A1/P2 corr. (this coin (first entry), erroneously listed as illustrated on pl. 1, 7 [that is the Paris example]); SMA 364; HGC 9, 1195. EF, attractively toned, slightly off center. Extremely rare, only four examples listed by Houghton (including this coin), none in CoinArchives.


From the MNL Collection. Ex Jencek Historical Enterprise inventory Y04009 (November 2012); W. K. Raymond Collection; Münzen und Medaillen AG 88 (17 May 1999), lot 302; Hess-Leu [9] (2 April 1958), lot 251; A. Hess Aktiengesellschaft (7 March 1935), lot 422; A. Hess 202 (28 October 1930), lot 2628; A.E. Cahn 61 (3 December 1928), lot 169; Ars Classica X (15 June 1925), lot 1437; Sir Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection (Part 2, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 7 December 1896), lot 572.