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Seleukid tet with provenance -- Antiochus VIII and Cleopatra Thea


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I haven't posted this one in a while and I rephotographed it today, so I thought I'd show it off. This one came from the Henry Clay Lindgren collection, which he sold off in a series of buy-or-bid sales some 15 to 20 years ago. I acquired this one in April, 2004.

Post your Seleukid tets, ex-Lindgren coins, or anything you feel is relevant!

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Cleopatra Thea, Queen of Syria, with son Antiochus VIII.
AR tetradrachm; 15.85 gm, 27 mm.
Antioch mint, 125-121 BC.
Obv: Jugate busts, right.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, Zeus Nikephoros seated l., holding lotus-tipped scepter; IE outer left, A under throne.
Refs: SNG Spaer 2437; c.f. BMC 4.86,5; c.f. Sear 7136.
Notes: Ex-Henry Clay Lindgren. Obverse die match to an example sold in Baldwin's, Dmitry Markov and M&M Numismatics New York Sale IX, January 13, 2005.

Here's a write-up about the sale in The Celator:

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A recent pick up from Stephen Album's auction. Just one of those coins that captured my attention asked me to be its custodian of for a while.

Seleukid Empire. Kleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 125-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.66g, 12h). Ptolemaïs (Ake) mint, circa 125 BC. Obv: Jugate busts right of Kleopatra Thea diademed, veiled and wearing stephane, and Antiochus VIII diademed. Rev: BAΣΣIΛIΣHΣ KΛEOΠATPA ΘEAΣ / KAI BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY; Zeus Nikephoros seated left, monogram to outer left. Ref: SC 2271.1; HGC 9, 1182g. Choice Very Fine, rich old-cabinet toning with purple highlights. Ex Medicus Collection. Ex Stephen Album Auction 44 (15 Sept 2022), Lot 23. 

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Those are both beautiful tets!

I have only one Lindgren coin.

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Euboia. Euboean League
304-290 BCE 19.36mm 7.13g
Obverse: Bull left, star above
Reverse: EY-BO, two bunches of grapes on vine, star above
Lindgren II 1529 (this coin)
Ex BCD collection
Ex Henry Clay Lindgren collection and a plate coin in his second reference volume
Ex Marc Breitsprecher

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3 hours ago, Edessa said:

A recent pick up from Stephen Album's auction. Just one of those coins that captured my attention asked me to be its custodian of for a while.

Seleukid Empire. Kleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 125-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.66g, 12h). Ptolemaïs (Ake) mint, circa 125 BC. Obv: Jugate busts right of Kleopatra Thea diademed, veiled and wearing stephane, and Antiochus VIII diademed. Rev: BAΣΣIΛIΣHΣ KΛEOΠATPA ΘEAΣ / KAI BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY; Zeus Nikephoros seated left, monogram to outer left. Ref: SC 2271.1; HGC 9, 1182g. Choice Very Fine, rich old-cabinet toning with purple highlights. Ex Medicus Collection. Ex Stephen Album Auction 44 (15 Sept 2022), Lot 23. 

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Wow, @Edessa! That's gorgeous!!

47 minutes ago, kirispupis said:

Those are both beautiful tets!

I have only one Lindgren coin.

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Euboia. Euboean League
304-290 BCE 19.36mm 7.13g
Obverse: Bull left, star above
Reverse: EY-BO, two bunches of grapes on vine, star above
Lindgren II 1529 (this coin)
Ex BCD collection
Ex Henry Clay Lindgren collection and a plate coin in his second reference volume
Ex Marc Breitsprecher

What a cool coin, @kirispupis! Here's the plate from Lindgren II if you're curious:

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Photo of Lindren plate coin was too big!
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