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593533. SOLD $1850

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.63 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Dated SE 168 (145/4 BC). Diademed head right, diadem ends falling straight behind, within wreath / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦOY NIKATOPOΣ, Apollo Delphios, testing arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; monograms to inner left and between legs, HΞP (date) in exergue. SC 1907.1c; HGC 9, 957d; DCA 146. Lightly toned, a small spot of green verdigris in field on reverse. EF.

Ex Father & Son Collection. Ex Northern California Collection (Heritage 3061, 7 January 2018), lot 29258, purchased from Frank Kovacs, late 1990s.