Choice Pedigree Issue for Diodotos I
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Agathokles.
|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 254. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 185-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.96 g, 12h). Commemorative issue struck for Diodotos I. ΔIOΔOTOY down right field, ΣΩTHPOΣ down left, diademed head of Diodotos I right; all within pelleted border / BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ down right field, AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ down left, ΔIKAIOY in exergue, Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, brandishing aegis and thunderbolt; in inner left field, wreath above eagle standing left, monogram in inner right; all within pelleted border. Bopearachchi 14A; Bopearachchi & Rahman 165; SNG ANS 259 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well-centered on a broad flan.