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CNG 109, Lot: 305. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Drachm (16.5mm, 2.51 g, 12h). Imitation struck in Cappadocia, temp. Samos II to Mithradates I, circa 140-70 BC. Diademed head right / Cornucopia; (pellet-in-Π)I to low inner right. SC 1768.3i; O. Hoover, “Notes on Some Imitation Drachms of Demetrius I Soter from Commagene” in AJN 10 (1998), dies a24/p27, first example = CSE 555 (this coin); HGC 9, 807. VF, toned, area of flat strike.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 379 (27 July 2016), lot 164; Arthur Houghton Collection.