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ID:     26069
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Seleucus I Nicator
Date Ruled:     312-280 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     B.C. 305 - 281
Diameter:     26.1 mm
Weight:     16.743 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, right leg drawn back, Π left (engraved over erased ΑΣΤ, anchor and MB monogram), A under throne
Mint:     Babylonia, uncertain
Primary Reference:     Houghton 938 (this coin)
Reference2:     Houghton and Lorber 69.7
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=25148