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CNG 109, Lot: 315. Estimate $750.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 14.07 g, 12h). Phoenician standard. Tyre mint. Dated SE 167 (146/5 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow left; palm frond over far shoulder; to left, club surmounted by Tyre monogram; to right, ZΞP (date) above monogram. SC 1959.1b; Newell, Tyre 82; HGC 9, 970; DCA 153. Good VF, deeply toned, traces of find patina, minor die break on obverse.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Baldwin’s, December 2012. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 64 (17 May 2012), lot 2255.