Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Demetrios II


Demetrios II Nikator, or Demetrius II Nicator; King of the Seleukid Empire 146-139 & 129-125 BC.

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Babelon, Rois, 1246Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 130-125 BC. Minted in Tyre. AE13 mm, 2.79 gr. Diademed head of Demetrios right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, palm-tree with fruits. Date HΞΡ in left field. Babelon, Rois, 1246.TextImage
BMC 1
2nd reign
Sear 2090
Demetrius II, Nikator, second reign, 129-125 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint. Diademed, draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle standing left, wings closed, HEΡ and ΠA monogram to left, ΣIΔΩ and aphlaston to right. TextImage
BMC 2Demetrius II, Nikator, second reign, 129-125 B.C., silver didrachm. Diademed bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle, wings closed, standing left. TextImage
BMC 4
2nd reign
Demetrius II, Seleukid Kings, AR tetradrachm. 13.8gr; 27mm. Second reign, 130-125 BC. Dated year 184 of the local era. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle standing left, wings closed, palm over shoulder, ΓΠΡ monogram between legs. A over ΠE and Tyre monogram on club in left field, A ΣY monogram above date ΔΠΡ in right field. BMC (2nd reign) 4; Rouvier 1928; Babelon (Rois de Syrie), 1181; Mionnet V, 583.TextImage
BMC 5
2nd reign
Demetrius II, Seleukid Kings, AR Didrachm. 7.12 gr, 21.27 mm. Second reign, 130-125 BC. Dated year 184 of the local era. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle standing left on ship's ram, wings closed, palm over shoulder, A over ΡE above Tyre monogram on club in left field, AZY monogram over ΔΠΡ in right field, M monogram between legs. Rouvier 1930; Babelon (Rois de Syrie), 1184; Mionnet V, 574; Walcher Coll. 1185; BMC 5; cf Sear 7056.TextImage
Hoover 973Seleukid Kings, Demetrios II (1st Reign) AR Didrachm. Tyre mint, year 167 = 146-145 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder, club left surmounted by TYP monogram; date (IXP) above control mark in right field. TextImage
Hoover 976Demetrios II 1st Reign AR Drachm. Cilicia. Year 171 (142/141 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔ-EΛΦOY NIKAT-OΡOΣ to right and left, Apollo seated left on omphalos with arrow & bow; monograms left & right, date AOP in ex. TextImage
Hoover 984Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II (1st reign) AR Drachm. Diademed head right / Zeus seated left, holding eagle & sceptre. TextImage
Hoover 1020Demetrios II. AE denomination D. 12-14mm. Tyre mint, 145-144 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, palm tree, date H-ΞΡ across fields. Hoover 1020; SC 1970.TextImage
Hoover 1133Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II (2nd reign) AE17. Antioch mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Hoover 1133; SC 2170. TextImage
Hoover 1134Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II (2nd reign) AE19, Antioch mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Apollo standing left holding arrow and resting bow on ground. TextImage
Houghton 288Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II (2nd Reign) AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, 129/128 BC. Diademed and bearded head right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; X to left, D below throne. Newell 321, SNGIs 2162 var. TextImage
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Houghton 291Demetrius II AE14. Antioch mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Nike standing left, holding wreath & palm branch. TextImage
Houghton 295Demetrius II (2nd reign) AE14. Antioch mint. Eagle with wings outspread r. with sceptre behind / Thunderbolt of Zeus. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ. TextImage
Houghton 480Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Tetradrachm. Second reign, 130-125 BC, Tarsos mint. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; two monograms to outer left. TextImage
Houghton 481Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Tarsos mint, 129-126/5 BC. Diademed and bearded head of Demetrios II right with fillet border / Zeus enthroned left holding sceptre and Nike. TextImage
Houghton 567Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II AR Drachm. First Reign, 145-140 BC. Uncertain North Syrian mint. Diademed head of Demetrios right / Anchor, flukes upward; PO to left. SNG Spaer 1634 var. TextImage
Houghton 567cfSeleucid Kingdom, Demetrius II AR Drachm, 1st reign, perhaps Seleucia in Pieria. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY NIKATOΡOΣ, anchor, flukes upward, PO in inner left field. TextImage
Houghton 568Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Drachm. First reign, 146/5-139 BC, uncertain mint in Northern Syria (Syria Seleukis). Diademed head right / Anchor; lily to inner left. SNG Spaer 1634-1635 var. TextImage
Houghton 576Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Tetradrachm. Susa mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; monogram to outer left and right, [and in exergue]. TextImage
Houghton 581Demetrius II AE14. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle. TextImage
Houghton 709Demetrius II (first reign) AR Tetradrachm. Berytus (Beirut) mint. 14.49g. Diademed head right / Eagle standing left on palm branch. Year 168 (=145/4 BC). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY. TextImage
Houghton 717Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Tetradrachm. First reign. Sidon mint, dated SE 168 = 145/4 BC. Diademed & draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow of galley, palm-branch over right shoulder; date & monogram to left, ΣIΔΩ & aphlaston to right. SNG Spaer 1655-1656. TextImage
Houghton 718Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint, dated 141/140 BC. Diademed head right / Eagle walking left, BOP over ΠA monogram to left. TextImage
Houghton 753Demetrius II 1st reign AE from Tyre. Diademed head of Demetrius II r./ Galley's stern. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY TYΡIΩN, of Tyre in Phoenician. TextImage
Houghton 767Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Second Reign. Tyre mint, dated SE 183 = 129 BC. Diademed bust right / Eagle left on prow; monograms and club in fields. BMC 11, SNGIs -, Newell 156. TextImage
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Houghton 838Demetrios II (2nd Reign) AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, year 185 = 128-127 BC. Diademed & bearded head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ left, Zeus seated left. Newell 70. TextImage
Houghton 839vSeleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II (2nd Reign) AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, dated Year 187 = 126/125 BC. Diademed, bearded head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Zeus seated left holding Nike & sceptre, date ΞΠΡ in ex. TextImage
Houghton 1008Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Tetradrachm. First reign, 146/5-139 BC, Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed head right / Tyche seated left, holding sceptre & cornucopiae; winged Tritoness supporting throne; monogram in ex. SNG Spaer 1752-1753. TextImage
Houghton 1010Seleucid Kingdom, Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Seleucia on the Tigris mint, first reign. Diademed bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Tyche seated left on throne supported by winged monster & holding cornucopiae. TextImage
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Newell 76Demetrius II. Seleukid Kings. Second Reign, 130-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Dated Year 187 (126-125 BC). Damascus. Diademed head right; fillet border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ to right and left of Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. ΦΛ and ΔH monograms in left field, A over Π beneath chair, (date IXP in exergue, off flan). Newell 76; BMC 16. TextImage
Newell 82Demetrius II Seleukid kingdom, AR Tetradrachm, 26.57mm, 13.99 g. 146-138 BC. Dated 146-145 BC. First reign. Tyre mint. Diademed and draped bust of Demetrius right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY (partially off flan) to right and left of eagle standing left on ship's ram, palm branch over shoulder. Tyre monogram in left field, Seleukid date IΞΡ in upper right field, ΓΠΡ monogram in centre right field. Newell 82; Houghton SC 1959; Rogers 27; Naville X, 1201.TextImage
Newell 195Demetrius II Nicator AR Tetradrachm. First Reign, Antioch Mint, dated 146-145. Head right with large diadem, around, stemma / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Apollo, nude, seated left on omphalos covered with himation, holding bow with his lowered left hand, large arrow in his outstretched right hand; below right arm, monogram, in exergue, date IXP (year 167 of the Seleucid era) & monogram. TextImage
Newell 203Demetrios II (1st Reign) AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, Year 167 = 146/145 BC. Diademed head right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & bow, palm left, monogram at knee, ZXR & monogram in ex. Houghton 215 var, SNGIs 1599 var. TextImage
SC 1915Demetrios II Philadelphus Nikator, first reign, 145-138 BC. AE19 mm, 5.59 gr. Uncertain mint in Syria. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair in formal curls / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY NIKATOΡOΣ, tripod, monogram below. Hoover 997; SC 1915.TextImage
SC 1968Demetrios II Nikator, First reign, 145-138 BC. AE20 mm, 5.86 gr. Tyre mint. Laureate head of Demetrios II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY TYΡIΩN, prow right, Phoenician script below. Hoover 1000; SC 1968.TextImage
SNGCop 356Seleucid Kingdom, Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, eagle standing left on prow, TYP-club monogram to left, AXover ΔΠΡ to right, monogram between legs. TextImage
SNGIs 1606vDemetrios II AR Drachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Apollo seated left on omphalos examining an arrow & leaning on club to right. TextImage
SNGIs 1633Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Drachm. First reign, 146/5-139 BC. Uncertain mint in Northern Syria (Syria Seleukis), dated SE 172 = 141/0 BC. Diademed head right / Cornucopiae; to inner right, SI [above BOP (date)]. Houghton 875. TextImage
SNGIs 1634Demetrios II 1st Reign AR Drachm. Uncertain North Syrian mint. Diademed head of Demetrios right / Anchor, flukes upward; flower to left. Houghton 568. TextImage
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SNGIs 1639Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II AE 16mm. First Reign, 146/5-139 BC. Uncertain northern Syrian mint. Diademed head right / Anchor; STA above; star behind. Houghton 569. TextImage
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SNGIs 1652Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Drachm. First reign, 146/5-139 BC, Seleukeia on the Calycadnus mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; to inner left, star above five-lobed plant; two monograms & ISI in exergue. Houghton 576. TextImage
SNGIs 1655Syria, Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. First Reign, 145-138 BC. Sidon mint. Dated 168 SE=145/4 BC. Diademed head right / Eagle standing left; HXP (date) & monogram at left, ΣIΔΩ & aplustre at right. TextImage
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SNGIs 1671Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, Year 167 = 145 BC. Diademed & draped bust right / BASILEWS right, DHMHTPIOY left, eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder; club left surmounted by TYP monogram, IXR & monogram right. SNG Spaer 1671; Newell, "The Seleucid Coinages of Tyre," ANSNNM 73, 81; Houghton, CSE, 751. TextImage
SNGIs 1673SELEUCID KINGDOM. Demetrius II Nicator (first reign, 145-138 BC). Silver tetradrachm (14.41 gm). Tyre, SE 167 (146/5 BC). Diademed, draped bust of Demetrius II right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU, eagle standing left on prow, palm branch under far wing, Tyre monogram atop club in left field, date ZXR above GHR monogram in right field. Newell, Tyre, 82. SNG Spaer 1673-1674. Toned. Extremely fine TextImage
SNGIs 1696Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, year 169 (144/143 BC). Diademed head right / Eagle standing on prow left with trident, club and monogram before, date and FP behind. Newell 88. TextImage
SNGIs 1708Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius II AE19. Diademed bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, galley right, Phoenician inscription below. TextImage
SNGIs 1747Seleucid Kingdom, Demetrius II AE 18. Southern mint. Young head right / cornucopiae. TextImage
SNGIs 1752Demetrius II, 1st reign (145-138 BC). Silver tetradrachm. Seleucia on the Tigris. Diademed head of Demetrius II right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU FILADE-LFOU NIKATOROS, Tyche seated left on backless throne with winged Tritoness support, holding short sceptre in right hand & crading cornucopia in left arm, AYT monogram in exergue. Houghton 1010. TextImage
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SNGIs 1753Estimate 50. Sold For 39 SELEUCID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II. First Reign, 145-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.88 gm). Seleucia on the Tigris mint. BASILEWS DHMETRIOU FILADELFOU NIKATOROS, diademed head right / Tyche seated left on throne; monogram in exergue. SNG Spaer 1753. VF. TextImage
SNGIs 2162Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed & bearded head of Demetrios right / BASILEWS DHMHTPIOU right, QEOU NIKA-TOROS left, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; X outer left, O under throne. Newell, SMA, 320; Houghton, CSE, 289. TextImage
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SNGIs 2162vSeleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Second Reign, 129-125 BC. Antioch mint, 129/128 BC. Diademed & bearded head right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike & sceptre; X to left, below throne. Newell, SMA 321; Houghton, CSE 288 var. TextImage
SNGIs 2164Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Drachm. Second Reign, 130-125 BC. Antioch mint, struck circa 129/8 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, sceptre in left; two monograms in exergue. Houghton 287. TextImage
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SNGIs 2178Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AE18. Second Reign, 130-125 BC, Antioch mint. Diademed & bearded head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY QEOY NIKATOPOS, Apollo standing left holding arrow and resting on bow. TextImage
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SNGIs 2218Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator AR Tetradrachm. 2nd reign. Tyre mint, dated SE 183 = 130/129 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder; to left, A/PE above club surmounted by TYP monogram; ASY monogram above year GPP to right, M monogram between legs. Newell, Tyre 156; SNG Cop 353. TextImage
SNGIs 2227Syria, Seleukid Kings. Demetrios II. Year SE 184 (=129/8 BC). AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint. Diademed head right / Eagle standing left on prow. Newell, Tyre 162. TextImage
SNGIs 2236Demetrios II 2nd Reign, 130-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Year 184 (129/128 BC). Diademed head of Demetrios right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder, club left surmounted by TYP monogram; APE left, AS and DPR right, (F-P) monogram between legs. TextImage
SNGIs 2241Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II 2nd Reign AR Didrachm. Tyre mint, year 183 = 129 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔEHMHTPIOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm behind, A/PE monogram above TY-club to left, AX above date GPP to right, Fp monogram between legs. TextImage
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SNGIs 2243Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II 2nd Reign AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, year 185 = 128/127 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔEHMHTPIOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm behind, A/PE monogram above TY-club to left, AZ above date EPP to right, M between legs. TextImage
SNGIs 2245Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II 2nd Reign AR Didrachm. Tyre mint, year 185 = 128/127 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔEHMHTPIOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm behind, A/PE monogram above TY-club to left, AZ above date EPP to right, monogram between legs. TextImage
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SNGIs 2253Seleucid Kings of Syria, Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, Dated 186 SE=127/6 BC. Diademed head right / Eagle standing left. TextImage
SNGIs 2261Demetrios II 2nd Reign AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint. Year 187 (126/125 BC). Diademed head of Demetrios right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder, A/PE above club surmounted by TYP monogram to left, AS above date ΞΠΡ right, M between legs. TextImage
SNGIs 2264Demetrios II AR Tetradrachm. 2nd reign, Ake-Ptolemais mint, Year 185 = 128/127 BC. Diademed & bearded head right; fillet border. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike in outstretched right hand and sceptre with left; M beneath throne, date EPP & monogram in ex. Houghton 801. TextImage
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SNGIs 2266Demetrios II (2nd Reign) AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, Year 184 = 129/128 BC. Diademed, bearded head of Demetrios right; fillet border. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike in & sceptre, monogram beneath throne, date DPP in ex. Newell 69. TextImage
SNGIs 2267Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II, Second Reign, AR Tetradrachm. Year 186 (127/126 BC). Damascus mint. Diademed & bearded head of Demetrios right / BASILEWS DHMHTPIOU right, QEOU NIKA-TOROS left, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; monogram outer left, monogram under throne, date CPR in ex. Newell, LSM 72; Houghton, CSE, 840. TextImage
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Sear #7050Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II Nikator (1st Reign, 145-138 BC) AR Tetradrachm. Dated year 167 = 146/145 BC. Young, diademed head right, fillet border / BASILEWS DHMETRIOU QEOU FILADELFOU NIKATOROS, naked Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & leaning on bow right, MT monogram below Apollo's hand, date ZXP & monogram in ex. TextImage
Sear #7053Kingdom of Syria, Demetrios II, 1st reign 145-140 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU FILADELFOU NIKATOROS, Tyche seated left on throne supported by winged monster, holding baton and cornucopiae. TextImage
Sear #7056Demetrios II AR Didrachm. Tyre Mint. Diademed & draped bust r. / Eagle standing l. on beak of galley, palm-branch in backround; in field to l., TYP monogram above club. TextImage
Sear #7057Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II AR drachm. Diademed head right / BASILEWS SELEUKOU, Apollo seated left on omphalos. TextImage
Sear #7059Kingdom of Syria, Demetrius II, 1st reign, AR Drachm. 139/8 BC, Diademed head right / Cornucopia.
(2 examples)
Sear #7103Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius II Nikator AR Tetradrachm. Diademed, bearded bust right / BASILEWS DHMETRIOU QEOU NIKATOROS, Zeus enthroned left holding Nike & sceptre.
(4 examples)
Sear #7105Demetrios II, second reign, 129-125 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Dated Year 185 = 128/7 BC. Tyre Mint, Diademed and draped bust right. / Eagle standing left, on rudder.
(6 examples)
Sear #7106Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II AR Didrachm. Tyre mint. Diademed head right / eagle standing left, TY-club monogram to left. TextImage
Sear #7111Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II, 2nd reign, 129-125 BC, AE18. Head right / Apollo standing, holding bow and arrow. TextObv-Rev
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