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Unique Gaza Mint Demetrios II Nikator

CNG 109, Lot: 317. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.75 g, 11h). Phoenician standard. Gaza mint. Dated SE 173 (140/39 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / [B]AΣIΛE[ΩΣ] ΔHMHT[PIOY], eagle standing left on prow left; palm frond over far shoulder; ΓOP (date) to left, symbol to right. Unpublished. Fine, a touch of porosity, slight roughness, a few cleaning marks on obverse. Unique and important.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Zurqieh, June 2016.