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CNG 88, Lot: 445. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.56 g, 1h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Babylon I mint. Struck circa 311-300 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; monogram in wreath below left wing, MI below right wing. SC 81.1 var. (monogram); Price 3745 var. (same); HGC 9, 3a. EF, underlying luster.

The MI on this reverse die was re-engraved over a previous monogram, perhaps the HP monogram of SC 81.9.