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CNG 112, Lot: 329. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 13.74 g, 1h). Askelon mint. Dated SE 203 (110/9 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow left; palm frond behind; to left, AΣ above IEP above AΣY above dove standing left; ΓΣ (date) to right, monogram between legs. SC 2340.4 var. (control marks); Spaer, Ascalon 26 var. (same); HGC 9, 1203; DCA 272. Toned, scratches and light die rust on obverse. Good VF. Very rare unpublished variety.