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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1007. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.19 g, 1h). Susa mint. Struck circa 295/4-291 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS SELETKOT (sic), Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, facing head of Helios above monogram; below throne, M above strut, AP below strut. SC 165.1b; ESMS Al.37 var. (A19/P- [unlisted rev. die]); ESM 304; SNG Spaer 149 (same obv. die); Houghton 1026 (same obv. die). VF. Rare. ($500)

The odd T-shaped Y in Seleukos' name is not unusual at Susa. All specimens cited have such.