SELEUCUS II SILVER TETRADRACHM – UNIQUE ISSUE FROM TEOS UNPUBLISHED IN SC – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK SELEUCID KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 14001)
SELEUCID KINGDOM. Seleucus II Kallinikos. 246-225 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 16.60g, 31mm, minted at Teos (?).
Obv. Diademed head right.
Rev. Apollo Delphios, testing arrow, standing left, leaning on tripod to right; to inner left, dove flying left.
SC 644 var (control mark; obv. die used on examples of 644.1-2); HGC 9, 303j, 12h
Ex. MNL collection, acquired at Roma VII (22 March 2014), lot 819.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, “Unlisted in SC” noted, a seemingly unique variety with the dove. This specimen belongs to a small and rare series tentatively attributed to Teos, bearing as control symbols various kinds of branches. The current specimen, die linked to this group, is apparently the only one known to show a dove as control symbol.