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2130171

Extremely Rare Demetrios II Drachm

213, Lot: 171. Estimate $200.
Sold for $270. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.00 g, 12h). Tyre mint. Uncertain date. Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on ship’s ram, palm under far wing; in left field, monogram of Tyre atop club; in right field, [H]EP above monogram. SC 1967.2a (same dies). Near VF, toned, some roughness and flan crack, scratches in fields. Extremely rare, SC cites two specimens with this date.