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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1023. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos Hierax. Circa 242-227 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.89 g, 10h). Abydos(?) mint. Diademed head right of rough style / BASILEWS ANTIO-COU, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; long torch to inner left, XE and eagle in exergue. SC 844a (this coin referenced); Houghton, Lampsacus dies A3/P- (unlisted rev. die); WSM 1558 var. (monogram not XE); SNG Spaer -; Houghton 651 (this coin). Good VF, dark iridescent toning, very light die rust on obverse. ($750)

From the Arthur Houghton Collection, 651.