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Triton XXII, Lot: 289. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.02 g, 6h). Ekbatana mint. Struck circa 295-281 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYK[OY], Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above horizontal anchor above forepart of horse grazing left, monogram below throne. SC 204.3; ESM 487δ (same dies); HGC 9, 12k; CSE 1126 (same dies); Pozzi 2915 (same obv. die); A. Spaer, “A Hoard from the Qazvin Area” in CH I, 78 (this coin [?]). EF, deeply toned. High relief.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Akropolis Coins, November 2012. Reportedly ex John J. Slocum Collection (not in 1997 Sotheby’s sale); 1964 Qazvin, Media Hoard (IGCH 1796 = CH I 58).