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CNG 111, Lot: 347. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1740. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.41 g, 1h). Apameia on the Axios (Orontes) mint. Dated SE 169 (144/3 BC). Radiate and diademed head right; star to left / The Dioskouroi riding left, holding couched lances; thyrsos to left; to right, TPY above IΠ and Φ; ΘΞP (date) below; all within wreath of laurel, ivy, and grain ears. SC 2010.4e; Houghton, Revolt, Group XV, 62 (A10/P29); HGC 9, 1032. Near EF, lightly toned, hairline flan crack, reverse a little off center. Rare issue with star on obverse.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 84 (5 May 2010), lot 695.

The significance of the star on the obverse, which only appears on issues of Antioch and Apameia dated SE 169, is unknown.