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Triton XXII, Lot: 287. Estimate $500.
Sold for $375. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.63 g, 10h). 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 Ad87; ESMS –; Marest-Caffey Group 4.4, 272 (A6/P6) = Sunrise 177 (this coin); ESM –; HGC 9, 59. Near EF, lightly toned, granular surfaces, some scratches. Extremely rare, one of five recorded.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Sunrise Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 132.