AR Seleucus I Nicator Tetradrachm (312-281 B.C.)
Susa mint c.305-300 B.C. (16.57g, 27mm)
O: Head of Alexander to right in panther-skin helmet decorated with bull's horns and ear showing attributes of Dionysus; panther skin tied around neck. Newell, ESM 426. SC 173.4.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ; Nike standing r. crowning trophy of arms and armor. TAI monogram to lower left, ΠΡΥ monogram between Nike and trophy.
G: “It is mostly bright, but not over cleaned. There are a few small die breaks, but it is a very sharp and handsome coin,” EJW. “Sharply struck and of exceptional style. Good extremely fine and certainly one of the finest known of the type,” F&S. EF. Ex Freeman and Sear 1/5/10 Manhattan Sale, lot 86. Ex W.B. and R.E. Montgomery Collection.
S: Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. 7/26/2010