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10900207
CNG 109, Lot: 207. Estimate $200.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.41 g, 12h). Uncertain mint in Drangiana. Struck during coregency with Antiochos I, circa 294-281 BC, or later. Crude head of hero (Alexander or Seleukos?) right, wearing helmet covered with panther skin and adorned with the ear and horns of a bull / Nike standing right, holding in both hands a wreath(?) that she places on trophy to right. SC 228.1; A. Houghton, “Notes on the Early Seleucid Victory Coinage of ‘Persepolis’” in SNR 59 (1980), p. 12, 20–5; HGC 9, 60. VF, toned, edge chip, spot of corrosion on the reverse, worn dies. Crude and barbarous style. Rare.


From the MNL Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 357 (12 August 2015), lot 148.