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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 436. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $7100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AV Stater (8.61 g, 5h). Babylon mint, Imperial workshop. Struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedon, circa 311-300 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; griffin on helmet / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; MI to outer left, monogram in wreath below left wing. SC 81.3 corr. (griffin, not sphinx); Price 3749 corr. (same). Superb EF, a few minor spots of encrustation. Well centered strike from fresh dies.