05 Seleucus II, Sardes, Seleucus II

SCADS84 Seleucus II SC 657Ad

SELEUCUS II

SARDES

Royal Bronze Coinage

Young Heracles/Apollo on omphalos

CNG E Auction 200, 71 4.65g SC 21.2

SC 657Ad

Denomination C: 17 mm., 4.65 gm.

Obv.: Head of young Heracles in lion skin headdress r.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ on l., Apollo seated l. on omphalos, testing arrow and resting l. hand on grounded bow.

Controls obliterated.

Countermarks: Caduceus in rectangular punch; Anchor in rectangular punch.

Reference:   CNG E Auction 200, 3 December 2008, lot 71.

The countermarks seem to have been applied with the intention of obliterating the image of Apollo on the reverse.

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