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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 438. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $4100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AV Stater (8.60 g, 6h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint, first workshop. Struck circa 300-281 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; griffin on helmet / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; monogram below right wing. SC 115.2; Houghton 939 (this coin). EF, a few minor spots of encrustation, slightly weak strike in center of obverse. Exceptionally detailed reverse. Very rare.

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection, 939.