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11100357

CNG 111, Lot: 357. Estimate $200.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander II Zabinas. 128-122 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.73 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Bare head right / Cornucopia; monogram to outer left, AI to inner left. SC 2225.2 var. (unlisted secondary control); SMA 337 var. (same); HGC 9, 1158; cf. ANS 1944.100.76745 (same obv. die). VF, toned, struck off center, harshly cleaned. Extremely rare variety of a very rare type.


From the MNL Collection, purchased from Musa Numismatics, January 2016. Ex William Raymond Collection.

The primary control mark is off the flan on the ANS specimen noted above, but the obverse die match strongly suggests that it is the same as that on the present coin.