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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1498. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings. Demetrios II. First Reign. 145-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.19 gm). Year 167 (145 BC). Tyre mint. Diademed and draped bust right / BASILEWS right, ÐHMHTPIOY left, eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder; club left surmounted by TYP monogram, IXR and monogram right. SNG Spaer 1671; Newell, "The Seleucid Coinages of Tyre," ANSNNM 73, 81; Houghton, CSE, 751 (this coin). Nicely toned EF. ($500)

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.