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11100351

Unique

CNG 111, Lot: 351. Estimate $300.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. Æ (12mm, 0.99 g, 12h). Laodikeia in Phoenicia mint. Diademed head right / [ΒΑΣ]ΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟ, dolphin entwined around trident. Unpublished. VF, dark green and brown patina, some roughness. Unique.


From the MNL Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 350 (6 May 2015), lot 278.

This reverse type was previously only known for Alexander I Balas (SC 1827, HGC 9, 942), but that reverse is anepigraphic with monograms to either side of the dolphin-entwined trident. The coin has been shown to A. Houghton, O. Hoover, M. Lannin, and Z. Sawaya, all of whom confirm that the coin is previously unknown.