BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I Soter.
|Triton XX, Lot: 430. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.33 g, 6h). In the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, aegis draped over outstretched left arm, and brandishing thunderbolt in right hand; in inner left field, wreath above eagle standing left. Holt Series A, Group 8; Bopearachchi 1A; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS 75; MIG –; SC 630; Sunrise 223; HGC 12, –. EF. Rare without the typical test cut on the head.
Ex New York Sale XXXVII (5 January 2016), lot 1070.