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55371 Order
Seleukid Kings, Antiochos II, 261-246 B.C.
AR Tetradrachm, 17.09g. 27mm. Sardes mint, c.261-264 B.C. Diademed head of the deified Antiochos I to right. Rev. Apollo seated to left on omphalos holding a bow and arrow; monograms below. SC 518d. Newell, WSM 1387 and pl. LVI,2(same dies). Magnificent sculptural portrait of the elderly Antiochos I in high relief and with fine toning.

Ex: E J Waddell, E Auction, May 4, 2005, lot 12.
Ex: Manhattan Sale II, New York, Peter Gruber collection, Auction January 4, 2011, lot 69.
Ex: William Rudman collection
Ex: Lebanese family collection, c.1900. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $35,000.00

55569 Order
Ionia, Ephesos
AE 18.5, 4.60g. c.48-27 B.C. Magistrates: Demetrios, Kokos, and Sopatros. Draped bust of Artemis to right with hair tied in a knot at the back of her head; she carries bow and quiver on her shoulder. Rev. Long torch between two stags. SNG Klein 384(this coin). SNG COP 342. SNG Tubingen 2802; light metal break on reverse. Lovely green patina

Ex: Dieter Klein collection See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $475.00

55579 Order
Lydia, Hierokaisareia. under Nero, 54-68 A.D.
AE 16, 3.29g. Struck under Nero and the high priest: Kapito, 54-68 A.D. Draped bust of Artemis Persica to right; bow and quiver on shoulder. Rev. Forepart of a stag to right. RPC 2389( this example illustrated in RPC on-line). BMC 2. Dark greenish-black patina. Scarce and of exceptional quality

According to Imhoof Blumer and Head, the original name of the city was Hierakome. The city was renamed Hierocaesarea(Sacred Caesarea) by Tiberius after an earthquake in 17 A.D.

Ex: Hauck and Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 19, 2006, lot 171. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $850.00

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