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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 934. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. Joint reign with Seleukos I, 294-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.65 g, 1h). Uncertain mint 16 (in Drangiana or Arachosia). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field, monogram below throne. SC 245a; Houghton & Moore, “Some Early Far Northeastern Seleucid Mints,” MN 29 (1984), pl. 1, 2 = Troxell & Waggoner, “Robert F. Kelley Bequest,” MN 23 (1978), 45 (this coin). VF, toned. Extremely rare.

From the Robert A. Weimer Collection. Ex Stack’s (10 December 1987), lot 3294; Kovacs 4 (8 August 1983), lot 103; American Numismatic Society Collection; Robert F. Kelley Collection.