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Ex Leu’s ‘Outstanding Collection’

Triton XXII, Lot: 314. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.68 g, 12h). Soloi mint. Struck circa 155/4-150 BC. Diademed head right within laurel wreath / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Tyche, holding baton in extended right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm, seated left on cippus supported by winged Tritoness right; to outer left, monogram above owl standing right, monogram to outer right. SC 1611.3 (this coin illustrated); Houghton, Royal 70 (A2/P4) = CSE 527 = O. Mørkholm, “Seleucid Coins from Cilicia” in MN XI (1964), p. 60, Ib (this coin); HGC 9, 795a; Jameson 2349 (same dies). EF, deeply toned. High relief portrait.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Nomos 6 (8 May 2012), lot 107; ‘Outstanding Collection’ (Leu 81, 16 May 2001), lot 336; Leu 50 (25 April 1990), lot 202; Arthur Houghton Collection; Hess-Leu 24 (16 April 1964), lot 239.