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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 388

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 16.55 g, 1h). Sardes mint.

CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 388.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 4 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 16.55 g, 1h). Sardes mint. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AN-TIOXOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, testing two arrows in his right hand, left hand holding tip of bow set on ground to right, seated left on omphalos; two monograms in exergue. SC 518d var. (one arrow); WSM 1387 var. (one arrow); HGC 9, 236f; Hunterian 27 var. (one arrow; same obv. die). Lightly toned. EF. High relief portrait. Apparently unique variety with two arrows.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Gorny & Mosch, January 2012. Ex G. Hirsch 275 (22 September 2011), lot 3987; Giessener Münzhandlung 36 (8 April 1987), lot 272.

Of all the issues of SC 518, 518d is the only one recorded with Apollo testing only one arrow. However, the present piece clearly shows two arrows; apparently the only example known.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 13 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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