DEMETRIUS POLIORCETES SILVER TETRADRACHM – THEBES MINT ISSUE WITH A SUPERB REALISTIC PORTRAIT – CHOICE XF FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDONIAN COIN (Inv. 14241)
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Demetrius Poliorcetes ( Demetrios Poliorketes ), 306-283 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 16.99 g., 27 mm. Minted at Thebes, ca. 289-287 BC.
Obv. Diademed head of Demetrius with bull’s horns to right.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ Poseidon standing left, holding trident and with foot raised on rock, monogram in lower right field.
Newell 141 (unlisted dies); Pozzi 964.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, FINE STYLE, with an exceptionally realistic portrait of Demetrius, showing an expressive physiognomy quite removed from the classicizing heads normally seen on his coinage.