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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 515. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of CHARACENE. Attambelos I. Circa 47-24 BC. Billon Tetradrachm (10.01 gm). Diademed head right / BASIL[EWS] ATTAMBH[LOU] SWTHROS [K]AI EUERGET[OU], Herakles seated left on rock, holding club; monogram above arm, Z above thigh, [date in exergue]. Hill, NNM 14, 9; cf. Nicolet-Pierre, Thionèsis pl. III, 5; Alram -; cf. BMC Arabia pg. 291, 1; De Morgan -. Toned VF, partial flat strike. ($300)

The particular control marks on this specimen are only known for tetradrachms struck in Seleukid era years 269-270 (44-42 BC).