Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II


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First reign, Uncertain mint in eastern Cilicia (Mopsos?), 143-142 BC (dated SE 170). AR tetradrachm, 16.73 gr., 30 mm.

Obv: diademed head of Demetrios II to the right.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY NIKATOPOΣ; Apollo Delphios, nude, seated to the left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to the right; [monogram below legend on each side; in exergue: OP (date)].

Ref: SC 1899.1; CSE II 502 (same dies); SNG Spaer –; HGC 9, 957b; DCA 150.

Old cabinet tone. Obverse slightly double struck. Very rare. Nearly extremely fine.
A spectacular portrait in high relief. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG 52 (19 June 1975), lot 213.