BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Lysias.
|Triton XIV, Lot: 434. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 130-125 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.44 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTΟΥ ΛYΣIOY, diademed heroic bust left, seen from behind, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear and elephant skin on left shoulder, brandishing spear over right shoulder / “Maharajasa apadihatasa Lisikasa” in Kharosthi, Herakles standing facing, crowning himself with wreath held in right hand and cradling club in left arm draped with lion skin; monogram to inner left, Σ to inner right. Bopearachchi 5A; Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS 1036 (same obv. die); MIG Type 265a; CNG 60, 1123 (same dies). EF, traces of iridescence in devices. Very rare.