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Antiochos I Soter AR Drachm, Choice Extremely Fine, VERY RARE - see notes, 294 - 281 B.C.E. SOLD

  • Antiochos I Soter AR Drachm
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$995.00
SKU:
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Maximum Purchase:
1 unit(s)


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ANTIOCHOS I SOTER JOINT REIGN WITH SELEUKOS I AR DRACHME

SC 226, A. Houghton, "Notes on the early Seleucid victory coinage of 'Persepolis'," SNR 59, Extremely Fine, 15.4mm, 4.17 grams, Struck Circa. 291 - 284 C.E., Persepolis area Mint, Drangiana?

Obverse: Head of Seleukos I to right, wearing helmet covered with panther skin and adorned with the ear and horns of a bull

Reverse: Nike standing right erecting trophy, [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY] to sides

A GREAT RARITY, struck on a tight flan, yet in SUPERB condition, and missing from most top tier Seleucid collections

Only two examples were sold over the last 20 or so year in the acsearch archives E type, this crude and corroded example in 2013 for over $1,900, and this one for near $1,000 in 2003


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