SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 107. Estimate CHF2250.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012.
Sold For CHF2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.68 g 12), Soloi. Diademed head of Demetrios I to right; around, laurel wreath. Rev.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Tyche, holding a short scepter in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left, seated left on a backless throne supported by a sphinx; to left, owl standing right with monogram of ΝΚ above; to right, monogram of ΝΕ. CSE 527 = A. Houghton, “The Royal Seleucid Mint of Soli,” NC 1989, 70 = O Mørkholm, “Seleucid Coins from Cilicia c. 220-150 B.C.,”ANSMN 11, 1964, 1b = SC 1611.3 (this coin
). Rare. Very attractively toned and with an evocative portrait of fine style. Two very minor striking cracks, otherwise
, extremely fine.
From the Outstanding Collection, Leu 81, 16 May 2001, 336, from the collection of A. Houghton, Bank Leu 50, 25 April 1990, 202 and ex Hess-Leu 24, 16 April 1964, 239.