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CNG 112, Lot: 314. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.52 g, 4h). In the types of Alexander III of Macedon. Uncertain mint 4, in Cappadocia, eastern Syria, or Northern Mesopotamia. Struck circa 305-281 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, serpent on helmet / Nike standing right, holding wreath and cradling stylis; monograms below left and right wings. Unpublished as a stater, but cf. SC 60.1–2 for the tetradrachms with these control marks. Lustrous, graffito in field on obverse, a couple scuffs and struck with worn die on reverse, flan flaw at edge. Near EF. Extremely rare.