07 Seleucus III, Antioch

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SELEUCUS III

ANTIOCH

Silver tetradrachm, Apollo on omphalos type

Gemini 11, 12 Jan 2014, 249 Obv

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Obv.: Diademed head of Seleucus III r., dotted border.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ on l., Apollo, slight drapery on thigh, seated l. on omphalos which is placed upon a plinth or basis, resting hand on grounded bow.

Outer left (a) and outer right (b) controls

Outer left (a) and outer right (b) controls

Reference: San Rafael, California, MNL collection, ex Gemini 11, 12 January 2014, lot 249.

A plinth beneath the omphalos is anomalous, but appears to be clear and not the product of overstriking or double striking.

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