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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 291

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 14.75 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Undated issue, struck circa 162–155/4 BC.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 291.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Greek, Silver

Estimate: $ 500

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SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 14.75 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Undated issue, struck circa 162–155/4 BC. Diademed head right within laurel wreath / Tyche, fully clothed, holding scepter and cradling cornucopia, seated left on throne supported by tritoness right; monogram to outer left. SC 1640.1a; SMA 99; HGC 9, 797b. Toned, traces of find patina, a few marks. VF. Low weight specimen.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Frank Kovacs, June 2011.

Examples that are known to be this light are all fourrées, but the present coin is clearly not a fourrée. One wonders whether the light weight is simply a mint error, or was this coin mistakenly overstruck on an a Seleukid tetradrachm that had been struck on the Phoenician standard?

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 19 May 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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