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136, Lot: 67. Estimate $150.
Sold for $118. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II. First Reign, 145-138 BC. AR Didrachm (23mm, 6.88 g). Tyre mint. Dated SE 170 (143/142 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder; club left surmounted by TYP monogram, OP (date) and monogram right. SNG Spaer 1717; Newell, Tyre 94; CSE 756 (this coin). VF, darkly toned, some reverse encrustation.

From the Arthur Houghton Collection.