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Tetradrachm of Demetrius II, 127-126 BCE

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Tetradrachm of Demetrius II

The obverse shows the diademed head of Demetrius to the right. On the reverse is an eagle perched on a prow, at its shoulder a palm branch; in the left field is a club surmounted by the monogram of Tyre and the letters APE; in the right field are the letters AΣ and the date FΠP (186 of the Seleucid era). Around is the inscription BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (Of King Demetrius).

Sussmann, Ayala and Ruth Peled, Scrolls from the Dead Sea; An Exhibition of Scrolls and Archeological Artifacts from the Collections of the Israel Antiquities Authority. New York- George Braziller, 1993.

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