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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1029. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.58 g, 1h). Antioch in Persis mint. Diademed head right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; monogram to outer left, outer right, and in exergue. SNG Spaer -; Houghton 1076 = Mørkholm, "A Greek Coin Hoard from Susiana," Acta Archaeologica XXXVI (1965), 59 (this coin). Good VF, attractive dark iridescent tone, scattered small die flaws on obverse. ($500)

From the Arthur Houghton Collection, 1076. Ex Susiana 1958-1959 hoard (IGCH 1805).