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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 949. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88 g, 5h). Susa mint. Struck circa 161-150 BC. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios seated left; monograms to outer left and in exergue. SNG Spaer -; Le Rider, Suse 71-72 var. (exergue monogram; same obv. die); Houghton 1073 = Houghton & Le Rider, "Un trésor de monnaies hellénistiques trouvé près de Suse," RN 1966, 60 (this coin). VF, toned, obverse struck a little softly.

From the Arthur Houghton Collection, 1073. Ex Susiana, 1965 hoard (IGCH 1806).