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    SELEUCID KINGDOM. Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII (125-121 BC). AR tetradrachm (28mm, 16.35 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5.  Ptolemaïs (Ake) mint, undated Seleucid Era ca.125/4 BC. Jugate busts right of Cleopatra Thea, diademed, veiled and wearing stephane, and Antiochus VIII, diademed; bead-and-reel border / ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ / ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ / ΘEAΣ | ΚΑΙ / ΒΑΣ-ΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤ-ΙΟΧΟΥ, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, feet on ground line, Nike left in right hand, scepter in left; ΣΥ monogram in outer left field, SC 2271.1. An attractive example with bold strike.

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