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Triton XXII, Lot: 325. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.04 g, 1h). Mopsos mint. Struck 145-circa 144 BC. Diademed head right / [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔEΦOY (sic) [N]IKATOPOΣ, Apollo Delphios, nude, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand holding tip of bow set on ground to right, seated left on omphalos; lit fire altar at feet to left, monogram below legend to left, unclear monogram below legend to right. SC 1898.1b (this coin referenced); HGC 9, 864. EF, deeply toned. Extremely rare with this form of the monogram for this issue.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Jencek Historical Enterprise Inventory Y04028 (November 2012); W. K. Raymond Collection.