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Triton XXII, Lot: 297. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.95 g, 11h). Myrina mint. Diademed head of Antiochos I right (of ‘rejuvenated’ portrait model) / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Herakles seated left on rock draped with lion skin, placing right hand on club set on ground to left, left hand on rock; amphora to outer right, monogram and arrowhead right in exergue. SC Ad116 (same dies as illustration); HGC 9, 241b corr. (SC numbers). Good VF, toned, a little porosity. Well centered. Extremely rare, only one other recorded.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Apollo Numismatics, March 2014.