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CNG 109, Lot: 296. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.72 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Undated issue, struck 162-155/4 BC. Diademed head right, with light beard, within laurel wreath / Tyche, fully clothed, holding scepter and cornucopia, seated left on throne supported by tritoness right; monogram to outer left (engraved over prior monogram). SC 1637c (this coin referenced); SMA –; HGC 9, 796. Near EF, toned. Well centered.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Perseus Ancient Coins, January 2012. Ex Freeman & Sear 14 (11 June 2007), lot 275; Lanz 117 (24 November 2003), lot 409; Glendining’s (9 October 1989), lot 134.