Unique Coin Illustrated in Bopearachchi
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander II Dikaios.
|CNG 88, Lot: 619. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 90-80 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.22 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAOY MENANΔPOY, Diademed heroic bust left, wearing aegis, brandishing spear over shoulder / “Maharajasa dhramikasa Minamdrasa” in Kharosthi, Zeus enthroned slightly left, holding Nike and scepter; wheel to left, monogram to right. Bopearachchi 4A and note 4 (this coin); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS -. Good VF, darkly toned. Unique.
Ex William F. Spengler Collection.