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Triton XXII, Lot: 338. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios III Eukairos. 97/6-88/7 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.28 g, 12h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 218 (95/4 BC). Diademed head right / BΛCIΛEΩC ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟV ΘΕΟV ΦIΛOΠΛTOPOC CΩΤΗΡΟC, cult statue of Atargatis standing facing, arms extended, holding flower in left hand, barley stalk rising from each shoulder; N above monogram to outer left, [HIε (date) and monogram in exergue]; all within wreath. SC 2450.7; HHV 36–40 var. (A6/P– [unlisted rev. die]); LSM 119 (same obv. die as illustration); HGC 9, 1305. EF, dark toning, a little off center on reverse. Exceptional detail on cult statue.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 493.