36 Demetrius III, Damascus

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Royal bronze coinage

Radiate Demetrius III, bearded/Hermes on basis with cornucopiae


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Denomination C

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., Hermes standing l. on square basis, holding palm and cornucopiae, dotted border.

Controls (outer l.): N above M

Reference: Pharaoh Crypt Ebay sale, 20 November 2012.

It is possible that the apparent cornucopiae is actually a poorly executed caduceus (the expected attribute here) that has filled in.


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