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Triton XXI, Lot: 518. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. As satrap, 321-315 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.61 g, 7h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Babylon I mint. Struck circa 311-300 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing single pendant earring, necklace, and triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling stylis in left arm; [M]I in left field, monogram in wreath below left wing. SC 81.3 corr. (griffin, not sphinx); Price 3749 corr. (same); HGC 9, 3a; SNG Saroglos 169. Superb EF, a couple minor striking flaws on obverse, tiny edge bump.