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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 350. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $675. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander I Balas. 150-146/5 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.12 gm). Tyre mint. Dated year 166 (147/6 BC). Diademed head of Alexander right / ALEXANDROU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on prow of galley, palm-branch behind right shoulder; club surmounted by TYP monogram to left, CXP (date) and monogram right. SNG Spaer 1536; Newell, Tyre 72; cf. Houghton 746. EF, light golden toning around devices, well centered and nicely struck. ($500)