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Exceptional Babylon Mint Issue

Triton XXII, Lot: 283. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.11 g, 1h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Babylon I mint. Struck circa 311-300 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / BAΣIΛEΩ[Σ] AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in wreath in left field, H below throne. SC Ad57E; Price 3704 var. (monogram); HGC 9, 10f; Triton XVIII, lot 709; CNG 72, lot 881; CNG 64, lot 373. Superb EF, wonderful cabinet tone. High relief dies of fine style, sharp details.

Ex Goldberg 67 (31 January 2012), lot 3122.