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CNG 106, Lot: 463. Estimate $500.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14.5mm, 2.03 g, 5h). Baktra mint. Struck circa 288/7-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena, brandishing spear, shield on left arm, in biga of elephants right; anchor and monogram above, monogram in circle to lower right. SC 263; SMAK MAHD-2 (α2/π2); cf. HGC 9, 47 (unlisted issue). Good VF, toned, slightly granular, deposits. Extremely rare, the sixth known hemidrachm for this mint.