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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 107. Estimate CHF2250. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.68 g 12), Soloi. Diademed head of Demetrios I to right; around, laurel wreath. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Tyche, holding a short scepter in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left, seated left on a backless throne supported by a sphinx; to left, owl standing right with monogram of ΝΚ above; to right, monogram of ΝΕ. CSE 527 = A. Houghton, “The Royal Seleucid Mint of Soli,” NC 1989, 70 = O Mørkholm, “Seleucid Coins from Cilicia c. 220-150 B.C.,”ANSMN 11, 1964, 1b = SC 1611.3 (this coin). Rare. Very attractively toned and with an evocative portrait of fine style. Two very minor striking cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the Outstanding Collection, Leu 81, 16 May 2001, 336, from the collection of A. Houghton, Bank Leu 50, 25 April 1990, 202 and ex Hess-Leu 24, 16 April 1964, 239.