BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I.
|Triton XIV, Lot: 413. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.31 g, 6h). Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Struck in the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ down right field, ANTIOXOY down left, Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, extended left arm draped with aegis, preparing to hurl thunderbolt in right hand; in inner left field, N above eagle standing left. Cf. Holt Series A, Group 7 (tetradrachm); Bopearachchi -; Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS -; SC 629; MIG Type 63a. EF, hairline flan crack, a few edge marks. Missing the typical test cut.