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432, Lot: 102. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Obol (9.5mm, 0.63 g, 6h). Attic standard. Aï Khanoum mint. Struck circa 286 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena in biga of horned elephants right, brandishing spear and shield; Seleukid anchor above. SC –; SMAK S1OA-1–3 var. (unlisted dies); HGC 9, –. Good VF, toned, some porosity. Well centered on a broad flan. The fifth, and finest, known Attic obol of Seleukos from Aï Khanoum.