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154, Lot: 89. Estimate $300.
Sold for $185. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.24 g, 12h). Askalon mint. Dated SE 204 (109/8 BC). Diademed head right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, branch over far wing; in left field, [AS] above IEP above ASU above [dove above aphlaston]; date in right field; monogram between legs. SNG Spaer 2622; Spaer 27 = Houghton 825 (this coin). VF, toned, patches of find patina, a couple areas of corrosion along edge on obverse. Rare.

From the Arthur Houghton Collection, 825.