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Ex Arnaud Collection and Susiana Hoard

Triton XXII, Lot: 322. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.84 g, 6h). Susa mint. Struck circa 150-147 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand holding tip of bow set on ground to right, seated left on omphalos; uncertain monogram to outer left (off the flan), monogram in exergue. SC 1867.5; cf. Le Rider, Suse 82,4 (same dies); HGC 9, 872; CSE 1079 (same rev. die); O. Mørkholm, “A Greek Coin Hoard from Susiana” in Acta Archaeologica 36 (1965), 104 (this coin). Near EF, deep iridescent tone, minor edge split. Very rare.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Perseus Ancient Coins, July 2015. Ex Pierre Arnaud Collection (Hess-Divo 307, 8 June 2007), lot 1316; Münzen und Medaillen AG 53 (29 November 1977), lot 145; Susiana, 1958–1959 Hoard (IGCH 1805).