36 Demetrius III, Damascus

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DEMETRIUS III

DAMASCUS

Royal bronze coinage

Radiate Demetrius III, bearded/Nike

Ancient Imports 29596

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Denomination B

Obv.: Radiate, diademed head of Demetrius III r., with short, curly beard, diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ in two lines on r., ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ in two lines on l., Nike advancing r., holding wreath and palm branch, dotted border.

Date (in ex): ΓΚΣ (S.E. 223 = 90/89B.C.)?

Controls (outer l.): Α above ΔΙ

The date may also be read as ΖΙΣ (S.E. 217 = 96/5 B.C.)

Reference: Ancient Imports EBay sale, September 2013.

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