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Ex Sunrise, Vermeule, and Hunt Collections

Triton XXII, Lot: 299. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.16 g, 12h). Uncertain mint 28, in Syria or Mesopotamia. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANT-IOXOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand holding tip of bow set on ground to right, seated left on omphalos; Φ to outer right. SC 577.1; Le Rider, Antioche p. 53, 10-2 (A4/P5); WSM 1142 (same dies as illustration); HGC 9, 238p; CSE 418; Sunrise 184 = Hunt IV 449 (this coin). EF, toned. Very rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Sunrise Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 139; Cornelius C. Vermeule Collection (Stack’s, 11 January 2010), lot 1068; Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 449; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part IV, Sotheby's New York, 19 June 1991), lot 449.