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Lot 61

Estimate: 500 CHF   |   Starting price: 400 CHF Price realized: 700 CHF
SELEUCID KINGDOM OF SYRIA. ANTIOCHUS VIII, king 121-96 BC. Tetradrachm, Sidon, 117-116. AR 16.51 g. Head with large royal diadem r., around, stemma. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - ΕΠΙ - ΦΑΝΟΥΣ Zeus Uranios, wearing cloak, crescent on head, standing l., holding scepter with his l. hand, star on his out­stretched r. hand; in field l., ΣΙΔΩ / ΙΕΡ / ΑΣ and monogram, in exergue, date CP(retrograd)Ρ (year 196 of the Seleucid era); whole within laurel wreath. Houghton-Lorber II, 513, 2330/1. SNG Spaer 2575.
Light tone. Oval flan. Extremely fine

Provenance: Auction Numismatic Fine Arts, Los Angeles 18 (1987), 386.

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