Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm, First Reign, Toned VF+, Tyre Mint, 144/143 B.C.E. SOLD

$390.00
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DEMETRIOS II NIKATOR AR TETRADRACHM (SHEKEL VALUE) FIRST REIGN

SNG Spaer 1700, SC 1959.3, Toned Very Fine+, area of flatness on rev., 28.7mm, 13.94 grams, Struck 144/143 B.C.E. 

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios II to right 

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY around eagle standing left on prow left, with palm frond behind, club surmounted by monogram to left, date ΘΞP (date year 169 = 144/143 B.C.E.) over monogram to right

Great portrait and lovely old patina on this attractive early Tetradrachm of Demetrios II ! The first reign tetradrachms of Demetrios are scarcer than the 2nd reign pieces.

Ex: Kolner Munzekabinett Auktion 90, 2008, Lot #91