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89001278
Triton XV, Lot: 1278. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.53 g, 2h). In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Babylon I mint. Struck circa 311-300 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin, single-pendant earring, and necklace / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; MI in left field, monogram in wreath below left wing. SC 81.3 corr. (griffin, not sphinx); Price 3749 corr. (same); Epidaurus 64–5; HGC 9, 3a. EF, minor die rust on obverse. Well centered.