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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 339. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I. 312-280 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.05 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 296/5-280 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / BASILEWS SELEUKOU, Athena Promachos, brandishing spear and holding large shield, in quadriga right drawn by elephants; anchor and monogram above, Q behind Athena. SC 130.33a; ESM 74 (same reverse die); SNG Spaer -; Houghton -. Good VF/VF, overstruck but undertype not identifiable, attractive style portrait of Zeus. Rare variety, only 2 specimens cited by Newell. ($2000)