ANTIOCHUS I SILVER TETRADRACHM – VERY RARE AND INTERSTING ISSUE FROM ECBATANA WITH RECUT CONTROLS – AU NGC GRADED GREEK SELEUCID COIN (Inv. 13407)
SELEUCID KINGDOM. ANTIOCHUS I, 281-261 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 17.19 g., 28 mm, minted at Ecbatana.
Obv. Diademed head of Antiochus right.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding 3 arrows in right hand and resting left on grounded bow, retrograde IΣO monogram in upper left field, DOE control monogram in lower left field (recut over an older control of which traces remain).
SC 409.2b; ESM 518.
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, a rare variety struck from a die with recut controls; ESM lists only 2 specimens.