Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius II, 145-138 BC, Drachm, Seleuceia Pieria
4.19g. Babelon-934; American Journal of Numismatics, Three Seleucid Notes, Hoover, 3; Spaer-1634. Obverse: Diademed head facing right. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ, vertical anchor, flukes upward; lily to upper right of anchor. This is probably one of the finest examples of the king who ruled competitively against Antiochus VI. The anchor type is extremely rare and this is probably the finest known example. Obverse struck in high relief, a well preserved example of this scarce type.
Good Extremely Fine to Uncirculated (1)