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Two Rare Hemidrachms

CNG 111, Lot: 356. Estimate $200.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander II Zabinas. 128-122 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13.5mm, 1.87 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Bare head right / Cornucopia; unclear monogram to outer left, A to inner left. SC 2225 var. (unlisted controls); SMA –; HGC 9, 1158. VF, toned, hairline flan crack, some roughness, light cleaning marks, small scuff on reverse. Unpublished variety of a very rare type.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 380 (10 August 2016), lot 317.