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CNG 103, Lot: 350. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. As satrap, 321-315 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.57 g, 3h). In the name of Philip III of Macedon. Babylon I mint. Struck circa 320-319/8 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with griffin / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; wheel in left field, monogram below left wing, N below right wing. SC –; Price P198. Near EF, a little die rust on reverse. Rare.

This issue is not in SC, but C. Lorber’s forthcoming analysis of a significant hoard from 2003 substantiates the chronology of the wheel issues in the name of Philip, placing them at Babylon during the first satrapy of Seleukos I.