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Ex Houghton Collection
Published in SC and CSE

CNG 109, Lot: 300. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.58 g, 1h). Uncertain Mint 84, probably in Mesopotamia. Diademed head right within laurel wreath / Tyche, holding scepter and cornucopia, seated left on throne supported by tritoness right; monogram to outer left. SC 1682 (this coin referenced and illustrated); CSE 910 (this coin); HGC 9, 797c. EF, light gray tone, with golden hues around the devices. Well centered. Very rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex CGB Monnaies 60 (4 December 2013), lot 9; CGB Monnaies XI (21 January 2002), lot 151; Arthur Houghton Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII, 31 March 1987), lot 346; Hamadan, Turkey, 1977 Hoard (CH X, 306).