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640381
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 381. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $1350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos II. 261-246 BC. AV Stater (8.45 gm). Aï Khanoum mint. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; monogram in left field. SC 435.1; ESM 695. VF, adjustment cut on back of head. ($2000)

These staters more commonly occur with this type of test cut than without, and is a characteristic found among both Seleukid and Baktrian staters from this time period (see lots 535-542, below, for similar Baktrian types).