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ID:     711036
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Demetrius II Nicator - First Reign
Date Ruled:     First reign, 145-138 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC circa 145-144
Weight:     16.78 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right within wreath
Reverse Description:     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
Primary Reference:     Houghton, "The royal Seleucid mint of Soli," NC 1989, 73 = Houghton 528 (this coin)
Reference2:     SNG Spaer -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76264
Grade:     Good VF, dark iridescent toning, slightly weak in centre of obverse
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1036 ($400)From the Arthur Houghton Collection, 528.