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CNG 109, Lot: 302. Estimate $300.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.65 g, 11h). Antioch on the Persian Gulf mint. Diademed head right within fillet border / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow with two pellets on grip, seated left on omphalos; monograms to outer left and outer right. SC 1707.7 (this coin referenced); Mørkholm, Seleucid, dies A8/P9 = CSE 1096 = Houghton & Le Rider, "Un trésor de monnaies hellénistiques trouvé près de Suse," RN 1966, 76 (this coin); HGC 9, 790a. Fine, toned, scattered light marks, minor flan flaw on reverse. Very rare.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Eukratides Ancient Numismatics, October 2009. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection; Susiana, 1965(?) Hoard (IGCH 1806).