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Portrait of Fine Style

Triton XXII, Lot: 291. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.79 g, 11h). Smyrna mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand holding tip of bow set on ground to right, seated left on omphalos; to inner left, ΠA monogram above upright anchor. SC 310.2; WSM 1492 (same dies as illustration [Berlin]); HGC 9, 128a (same dies as illustration). EF, toned. Fine style portrait in high relief. Rare, one of only three in CoinArchives.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Lanz 156 (2 June 2013), lot 224 (hammer €6500).