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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1015. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. Sole Reign, 280-261 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.86 g, 12h). Pergamon mint. Struck under Philetairos in the name of Seleukos I, circa 279-274 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS SELEUKOU, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, helmeted head of Athena right; oval below throne. SC 308d; WSM 1535; SNG Spaer 244 (same dies); Houghton 634 (this coin); Meydancikkale 2865 (same dies). EF, dark iridescent toning, slight hot strike on obverse. Very rare issue. ($2000)

From the Robert Weimer Collection. Ex Leu 50 (25 April 1990), lot 192; Arthur Houghton Collection, 634.