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ID:     711037
     [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 145-144
Weight:     16.78 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right
Reverse Description:     BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; monogram to outer left, outer right, and in exergue
Primary Reference:     SNG Spaer -
Reference2:     Houghton 1082 = P. Strauss, "Un trÉsor de monnaies hellÉnistiques trouvÉ prÈs de Suse," RN 1971, 120 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76265
Grade:     Good VF, dark iridescent toning, slightly weak in centre of obverse
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1037 Rare