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650349
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 349. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Timarchos, Usurper in Babylon. 162 BC. Æ 34mm (36.16 gm). Babylon mint. Diademed head right / [BA]SILE[WS] MEGALOU TIMARCOU, Nike walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. SNG Spaer 1391; Le Rider, Suse, pl. lxv, 13; Houghton 1232 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown and black patina, light adjustment marks, minor porosity. Bold portrait. Very rare. ($750)

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection, 1232.