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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
591496
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1496. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings. Demetrios I. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.32 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Circa 161 BC. Conjoined busts right of Demetrios, diademed, and Laodice, diademed / BASILEWS right, ÐHMHTPIOY left, SWTHROS in exergue, Tyche seated left, holding baton in right hand, cornucopiae in left, Nereid supporting throne; monogram and palm to left. SNG Spaer 1358 var. (monogram); Houghton, CSE, 992 (this coin). VF, overstruck but undertype not identifiable. Rare. ($500)

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.