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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1502. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukid Kings. Demetrios II. Second Reign. 130-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.60 gm). Antioch mint. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios right / BASILEWS ÐHMHTPIOY right, QEOU NIKA-TOROS left, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; X outer left, O under throne. SNG Spaer 2162; Newell, SMA, 320; Houghton, CSE, 289 (this coin). EF, lovely iridescent toning, small flan crack and some light roughness on the reverse. ($1000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.