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CNG 109, Lot: 205. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.08 g, 11h). Susa mint. Struck circa 295-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena, brandishing spear and shield, in biga of elephants right; anchor above; to right, monogram above bee. SC Ad89 (this coin referenced and illustrated); ESMS 41 (A12/P1); HGC 9, 18c; CSE II 78 (this coin). Good VF, lightly toned. Extremely rare.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Arthur Houghton, November 2009. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection, purchased from Classical Numismatic Group, 2005; 2005 Unknown Findspot (“Seleucus I”) Hoard (CH 10.265).