SELEUCUS II SILVER TETRADRACHM – EX CONSUL WEBER EX BEMENT COLLECTION PIECE AND PLATE COIN IN NEWELL WESTERN SELEUCID MINTS – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED GREEK SELEUCID COIN (Inv. 13864)
SELEUCID KINGDOM. SELEUCUS II, c. 246-225 BC
Silver tetradrachm,16.40 g, 29 mm, possibly struck at Smyrna.
Obv. Diademed head of Seleucus II right.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Apollo standing left leaning on tripod, testing arrow, control monograms in left field.
SC 650 (this coin referenced, citing two specimens including this coin as WSM 1647) = WSM 1647 (this coin listed and illustrated as PLATE COIN) = Bement 1673 = Consul Weber 4041
Ex Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville VII, 6/23/1924), lot 1673; J. Hirsch XXXIV (5/5/1914), lot 502; Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XXI, 11/16/1908), lot 4041.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/2, an extremely rare coin struck in high relief with a remarkable provenance and publication history.