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ID:     156017
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Antiochus I Soter
Date Ruled:     Sole Reign, 280-261 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC Sole Reign, 280-261
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     17.12 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head of Antiochos right
Reverse Description:     BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, Apollo seated left on omphalos, nude but for slight drapery on right thigh, holding three arrows in right hand, left hand resting on bow; to inner left, monogram above and below arrows, forepart of horse grazing left
Mint:     Ekbatana
Primary Reference:     SC 409.1a
Reference2:     ESM -
Reference3:     SNG Spaer -
Reference4:     Houghton -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=61143
Grade:     Choice EF
Notes:     Wonderful high relief Hellenistic portrait. The grazing horse forepart is the mint symbol for Ekbatana on Antiochos' issues. What is exceptional, and non-canonic, is that on Ekbatana issues, Apollo holds three arrows rather than the standardized one arrow.