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Triton XXII, Lot: 300. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos II Kallinikos. 246-225 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.19 g, 12h). Uncertain mint 39, in northern Syria or northern Mesopotamia. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣE-ΛEYKOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, standing left, testing arrow in his right hand, leaning on tripod with left elbow to right; monograms to outer left and right. Peus 372, lot 539 (same dies), otherwise unpublished, but cf. SC 724.5; Le Rider, Antioche, p. 70, 10–11 for tetradrachms with the same left field control mark, and an obverse portrait engraved by the same hand as this piece. Good VF, toned, some minor marks. Extremely rare, one of two known.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Elsen FPL 269 (July/September 2014), no. 55; Elsen 110 (10 September 2011), lot 220; Elsen 105 (12 June 2010), lot 111; Elsen 93 (15 September 2007), lot 340; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 531 (1 April 1990), lot 10.