"Seleucid Coins" reference question

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  1. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    I would appreciate some help from someone with access to the referenced book(s).
    The coin below is apparently listed in SC: SC 202.10c, Ekbatana mint.
    My questions are: Does that reference refer to the source of the coin as The Qazvin Hoard #30? Is there a photo of the coin included?
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    Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.04 gm; 6h). Struck after 311 B.C. under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles, r. wearing lion’s skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ and "A" to right. Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l. To left, forepart of horse grazing, anchor above. Monogram below throne. Price 3925. Qazvin Hoard 30, this coin? Like ESM 470, but with “A” in r. field. C 202.10c, Ekbatana mint.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Qazvin Hoard is 10b. There is no image but I have an example image of 10c on this page.
     
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  4. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Thank you, David! Wonderful!!!
    Does 10b explicitly say “Qazvin 30”?
    Deeply appreciated!
     
  5. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Also, I wonder why it says the anchor is “flukes up”, when that is not the case....I think?
    What am I missing?
    Thank you!
     
  6. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Entry is for a hoard Qazvin IGCH 1796
    Your coin is referenced from a collection in Maryland.

    Looks like I have a typo. Should be horizontal left.
     
  7. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Yes, that was me. I lived in Annapolis for 14 years. I have had this coin since the early 1970s time frame.
    Thank you very much for your assistance!
     
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  8. TheRed

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    That is a beautiful tetradrachm @PeteB I've always had a soft spot for the Ekbatana mint, it produced wonderful coins under Seleukos I.
     
  9. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Thank you, TheRed. I fully agree on that mint!
     
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