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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 
Triton XXII, Lot: 324. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32.5mm, 16.76 g, 12h). Soloi mint. Diademed head right within laurel wreath / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY NIKATOPO-Σ, Tyche enthroned left, holding crowning Nike in extended right hand and resting left arm on grounded shield to right; to outer left, monogram above monogram above owl standing right on grape bunch. SC 1892.1 (this coin referenced); Houghton, Royal –; HGC 9, 864. EF, deeply toned, underlying luster, slightly off center. Extremely rare, none in CoinArchives.


From the MNL Collection. Ex Jencek Historical Enterprise Inventory Y04021 (November 2012); W. K. Raymond Collection.