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Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 367. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009. 
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.23 g, 12h). Antioch mint. Struck circa 109-96 BC. Diademed head right / [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOV EΠIΦANOVΣ, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; two monograms to outer left, monogram below throne; all within laurel wreath. SC 2309.2c; SMA 405; Houghton 346 (same obv. die); SNG Spaer 2554 (same obv. die). EF, attractively toned, obverse struck a little softly.

Struck from the same obverse die as the previous lot.