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    SELEUCID KINGDOM. Demetrius II Nicator, first reign (146-138 BC). AR tetradrachm (30mm, 16.64 gm, 12h). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5. Antioch, dated SE 168 (145/4 BC). Diademed head of Demetrius II right, fillet border / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ [ΦΙ]ΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ [ΝΙΚ]ΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Apollo seated left on omphalus, testing arrow held in right hand and resting left hand on grounded bow, ΠΑ monogram in inner left field, HA monogram between Apollo's legs, date ΗΞΡ in exergue. SC 1907.1. HGC 9, 957d. SMA 209 variant. Decidedly scarce in high grade. Struck in high relief, with a sensitive youthful portrait.

    From the Northern California Collection. Acquired from Frank Kovacs, late 1990s.


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