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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 440. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $11100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AV Stater (8.55 g, 6h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint, second workshop. Struck circa 296/5-281 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; griffin on helmet / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; monogram below left wing, Q below right wing. SC 138.2 (this coin referenced). EF, light mark in field on obverse. Bold strike. Very rare.

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.