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Ex Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ward Collections – Published in 1901

5649487. SOLD $6750

IONIA, Smyrna. Circa 105-95 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 15.88 g, 12h). Demetrios, magistrate. Turreted head of Tyche right / Lion at bay right; ZMYP/NAIΩN in two lines above, ΔHMHTPI/OΣ in two lines and monogram in exergue; all within wreath. Milne, Silver 28b (obv. die CC) = Ward 675 (this coin); Milne, Autonomous, Period XIII, 276 (this coin referenced). Pleasing old collection tone, minor die break on reverse. VF. Very rare.

Ex Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection (Part II, Sotheby’s Zurich, 4 April 1973), lot 572; John Ward Collection (publ. 1901), 675, donated to the Met by J. P. Morgan in 1905.