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Two Very Rare Damaskos Tetradrachms of Demetrios III

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 800. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos. 97/6-88/7 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.59 g, 1h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 224 (89/8 BC). Diademed head right / Cult statue of Atargatis facing; in left field, N above monogram; date and monogram in exergue; all within wreath. Cf. SNG Spaer 2866; cf. LSM 129; Triton VIII, 552 (same obv. die); Sotheby’s (6 November 1997), lot 103 (same obv. die). VF, lightly toned, minor porosity. Very rare.

From the J.S. Wagner Collection.