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Triton XXII, Lot: 288. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.01 g, 6h). Seleukeia on the Tigris II (or related) mint(?). Struck circa 296/5-281 BC. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena, [brandishing spear overhead in right hand], shield on left arm, in biga of elephants right; anchor above, no control marks. Unpublished, but from the same obverse die as CNG 72, lot 915 (also without controls, but with blundered legends). VF. Struck on a broad flan. Extremely rare.


From the MNL Collection. Ex CNG inventory 968344 (January 2014); Classical Numismatic Group 94 (18 September 2013), lot 721.