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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 993. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.12 g, 12h). Sardis mint. Struck circa 282-281 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS SELEUKOU, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram in left field, Z below throne. SC 3.3d; WSM 1355; SNG Spaer 66 var. (same obv. die; different control below throne); Houghton 593 var. (same obv. die; same). Good VF, toned, slight die shift on obverse. Well centered and struck reverse. ($500)

From the Robert Weimer Collection. Ex Stack's (29 November 1990), lot 286.