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Ex Sunrise and Susiana Hoard
Published by Strauss

Triton XXII, Lot: 327. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.83 g, 4h). Susa mint. Struck 145-144 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMH-TPIOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right; monogram to outer left and outer right, [uncertain monogram in exergue]. SC 1995.2 (this coin referenced); HGC 9, 960; Sunrise 206 = CSE 1083 = P. Strauss, "Un trésor de monnaies hellénistiques trouvé près de Suse," Revue Numismatique 13 (6th series, 1971), 121 (this coin). VF, toned. Very rare.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Sunrise Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 165; Classical Numismatic Group 69 (8 June 2005), lot 577; Arthur Houghton Collection, 1083; Susiana, 1965 hoard (IGCH 1806).