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Triton XXII, Lot: 269. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARIA, Antioch ad Maeandrum. Mid-late 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.59 g, 12h). Diotrephes, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath; bow and quiver over shoulder / Zebu bull standing left, head facing; ANTIOXEΩN above, maeander pattern and ΔIOTPEΦHΣ in exergue. HN Online 1528.3 (this coin); ANS inv. 1992.139.1 (same dies); L. Robert, “Sur des inscriptions de Délos” in BCH Suppl. 1 (1973), fig. 1, center = BN Fonds General 95/inv. M 6746 (same dies); Leu Numismatik AG 3, lot 102. VF, toned, light cleaning marks and porosity. Fine style in high relief. Extremely rare, one of only four examples known.