SELEUKID KINGDOM, DEMETRIOS III SILVER TETRADRACHM

SELEUKID KINGDOM, DEMETRIOS III SILVER TETRADRACHM

Code: 10523

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Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III Silver Tetradrachm (96-87 BC)
Damascus mint
Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios III facing right, fringe of curly beard at jawline, with fillet border.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩS / DHMHTPIOY / ΘEOY - ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ, The Cult image of Atargatis standing facing, arms extended holding flowers, barley stalk behind each shoulder, N above EU monogram (controls) to the left, date ΞKS in exergue (year 225 = 88/7 BC), all surrounded by a laurel wreath outer border.
GCV7191
15.82 grams, 28 mm in diameter.
A really good strike for the issue showing a well detailed portrait, struck on good metal, Very Rare.