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CNG 88, Lot: 493. Estimate $750.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos. 97/6-88/7 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.27 g, 12h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 218 (95/4 BC). Diademed head right / Cult statue of Atargatis standing facing, flowers in hands, grain ears on shoulders; N above monogram to outer left, [HIε (date) and monogram in exergue]; all within wreath. SC 2450.7; HGC 9, 1305; LSM 119 (same obv. die as illustration). EF, dark toning, reverse a little off center. Exceptional detail on reverse.

Struck from the same obverse die as the following lot.