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Triton XXII, Lot: 286. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14.5mm, 1.99 g, 1h). 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 175.3; ESMS S-32; Marest-Caffey Group 3.3, 260 (A4/P5); ESM 419; HGC 9, 49. Good VF, traces of find patina on reverse, countermark and light cleaning marks at edge of obverse. Extremely rare, only seven examples recorded, one additional in CoinArchives.


From the MNL Collection, purchased from Frank Kovacs, 4 June 2013.