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432, Lot: 103. Estimate $200.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.34 g, 5h). Indian standard. Aï Khanoum mint. Struck circa 284-280 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena standing right biga of elephants, brandishing spear and shield; Δ-in-circle above, (retrograde P)Π monogram below. SC 280.3a var. (no monogram below); SMAK S1DI var. (unlisted dies and variety with lower monogram); HGC 9, 32f. Near VF, toned, rough surfaces, pit on obverse, off center and cleaning scratches on reverse. Apparently unique with the monogram below the elephants.

This drachm may be related to the hemidrachm SMAK S1HDI-9 (= SNG Copenhagen 29) and obol SMAK S1OI-1 (= ESM 670).