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Ex Houghton Collection and 1965 Susiana Hoard
SC Plate Coin

Triton XXII, Lot: 318. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 17.18 g, 5h). Ekbatana mint. Struck circa 161/58-150 BC. Diademed head right; to left, K above star / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Apollo Delphios, nude, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand holding tip of bow set on ground to right, seated left on omphalos; to outer left, head of horse left. SC 1729 (this coin illustrated); HGC 9, 791; CSE 1246 = Houghton & Le Rider, "Un trésor de monnaies hellénistiques trouvé près de Suse," RN 1966, 66 (this coin). EF, attractive cabinet tone, slightly off center on reverse.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Hess-Divo 325 (23 October 2013), lot 234; Leu 76 (17 October 1999), lot 217; Arthur Houghton Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII, 31 March 1987), lot 342; 1965 Susiana hoard (IGCH 1806).