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Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection

Triton XXII, Lot: 284. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $19000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.87 g, 2h). Susa mint. Struck circa 305/4-295 BC. Head of hero (Alexander or Seleukos?) right, wearing helmet covered with panther skin and adorned with the ear and horns of a bull / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Nike standing right, holding in both hands a wreath that she places on trophy to right; H to lower left, AX in lower middle field. SC 173.12; ESMS Tr.70 (A50/P8) = Marest-Caffey Group 1.9, 121 (A19/P53) = Hunt II 579 (this coin); ESM 417 (A4/P4); HGC 9, 20; BMC 37 (same dies). Good VF, toned, a few marks under tone.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 66 (17 October 2012), lot 69; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part II, Sotheby’s, 21 June 1990), lot 579; Leu 15 (4 May 1976), lot 341.