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136, Lot: 80. Estimate $200.
Sold for $185. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII. 121-98/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.38 g). Damascus mint. Dated SE 197 (116/115 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus Oranios standing left, holding star in right hand, sceptre in left, crescent moon over head; monograms outer left, date in exergue; all within laurel wreath. SNG Spaer 2655 var. (monograms); LSM 101; CSE 852 (this coin). Good VF, attractively toned.

From the Arthur Houghton Collection.