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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 407

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.10 g, 12h). Tarsos mint, “Royal workshop”.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 407.
 Estimated: $ 750

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.10 g, 12h). Tarsos mint, “Royal workshop”. Diademed head right within fillet border / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; two monograms to outer left (the lower of which is engraved over a prior control mark). SC 2158 corr. (bottom monogram); Houghton, Second, –; HGC 9, 1128a; SNG Spaer 2204 (same dies); CNG inventory 403602 (same dies). Toned, slight die wear, a couple light marks under tone on obverse, a little porosity on reverse. EF. Well centered and struck. Extremely rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex François Charrin Collection (Parsy, 26 November 2013), lot 57.

The clarity of the lower monogram on this example verifies that this drachm is a fraction of the tetradrachm issue SC 2157.2.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 13 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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