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Triton XV, Lot: 1284. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.79 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Undated series, 162–155/4 BC. Diademed head right within laurel wreath / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Tyche, holding scepter and cornucopia, seated left on throne supported by tritoness right; monogram to outer left. SC 1640.1b (this coin illustrated); SMA 100; CSE 148 (this coin); SNG Spaer 1264; HGC 9, 797b. Good VF, toned. Exceptionally high relief portrait.

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XVI (2 December 1985), lot 246; Arthur Houghton Collection.