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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1497. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings. Demetrios I. 162-150 BC. AR Drachm (4.11 gm). Ekbatana mint. Diademed head right; eight-pointed star and K behind / BASILEWS right, ÐHMHTPIOY left, SWTHROS in exergue, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow resting on ground in left. SNG Spaer -; Houghton, CSE, 1248 (this coin). Lustrous EF, flan flaw on cheek, reverse a bit soft. ($300)

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.

See Triton II, lot 480, for a gold stater struck from these same dies!