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Ex Houghton Collection

CNG 111, Lot: 334. Estimate $750.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.36 g, 12h). Uncertain mint in Cilicia or Northern Syria. Diademed head right within wreath / Tyche, holding scepter and cornucopia, seated left on throne supported by tritoness right; monogram to outer left. SC 1624 (this coin referenced; same obv. die as illustration); HGC 9, 795e; CSE 147 (this coin). Good VF, deeply toned, die break on obverse, slightly off center on reverse. Very rare.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Suffern Numismatique, Nantes, via Ebay, April 2015. Ex Gemini XII (11 January 2015), lot 203 (misattributed); Arthur Houghton Collection.