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CNG 111, Lot: 307. Estimate $300.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. As satrap, 321-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.32 g, 12h). In the name of Philip III of Macedon, types of Alexander III. Uncertain Mint 6A (in Babylonia). Struck circa 320-315 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monograms in left field and below throne. SC Ad39.3; Price P162 (Marathos); HGC 9, 11a; Ward 339 (this coin). VF, toned, slightly off center, a few scratches on reverse.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection, purchased from Spink, 10 December 1998. Ex John Ward Collection – Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sotheby’s Zürich, 4 April 1973), lot 339.