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ID:     79000417
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Demetrius I Soter
Date Ruled:     162-150 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC Undated issue, circa 162-155/4
Weight:     16.49 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right, with slight beard, within wreath
Reverse Description:     Tyche, fully clothed, holding baton and cornucopia, seated left on cippus decorated with winged Tritoness; monogram to outer left
Mint:     Antioch
Primary Reference:     SC 1637a
Reference2:     SMA 81 var. (no beard)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=126928
Grade:     Good VF, light porosity and cleaning marks
Notes:     Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 417 Rare issue with bearded portrait. This rare bearded portrait type is known on a short series of tetradrachms struck at Antioch (SC 1636-7). It is thought that the beard may be associated to Demetrios’ campaign in the east against Timarchos (see SC Part II, p. 165).