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CNG 111, Lot: 344. Estimate $200.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 3.92 g, 11h). Uncertain mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and resting hand on grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; no control marks. Cf. HGC 9, 887 for type. VF, lightly toned, hairline flan crack. Struck on a broad flan.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Pars Coins, August 2016.

There are two varieties of unmarked drachms like this one, SC 1785.1p and 1813, but examples of those issues have a markedly different style.