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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1036. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 145-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 g, 1h). Soli mint. Struck circa 145-144 BC. Diademed head right within wreath / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILADELFOU NIKATOROS, Tyche seated left, resting left arm on shield, holding Nike in right hand, who crowns epithets with wreath; to outer left, monogram above owl seated on grapes above monogram. Houghton, "The royal Seleucid mint of Soli," NC 1989, 73 = Houghton 528 (this coin); SNG Spaer -. Good VF, dark iridescent toning, slightly weak in centre of obverse. ($400)

From the Arthur Houghton Collection, 528.