Pegasi Numismatics - Auction 39

Closes Tuesday, November 13, 2018 11:00 AM CDT

Archive Lot Detail
Sale Number: 331  -  Triskeles - Auction 24
Lot Number: 59

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Lot 59.  Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 B.C. AR drachm (18 mm, 4.27 g, 12 h). Uncertain mint in Drangiana, perhapsAlexandria-Prophthasia, coregency issue. Head of hero (Alexander or Seleukos?) right, wearing helmet covered with panther skin and adorned with the ear and horns of a bull / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, Nike standing right erecting trophy. SC 226a; HGC 9 -. Exceptionally rare with just a couple of specimens known! Extremely fine.

The extremely rare eastern issues in the name of Antiochos I of the Susian tophy types of Seleukos I are not imitations, according to Houghton and Lorber, but rather official issues struck at an eastern mint in Drangiana during the co-regency of Seleukos I and Antiochos I while Antiochos governed the eastern regions of the Seleukid Kingdom.

Estimate: US$ 500 

Lot is Closed
Closing PriceUS$ 826 
Closing DateMonday, July 16, 2018
1:19:20 PM CDT