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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 363. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I. 312-280 BC. AR Drachm (4.06 gm). Laodicea mint. Struck circa 300-280 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; dolphin and ORA in left field. SC 37.1 (this coin); SNG Spaer -; Houghton -. Toned, near VF, small obverse test cuts. Very rare. ($150)

From the Arthur Houghton Collection. Ex Superior Galleries 58 (11 June 1986), lot 1238.