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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 638. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Drachm (4.24 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / The Dioskouroi on horseback right, holding palms and lances; monogram to left. Bopearachchi Série 2B; SNG ANS 437-8. Good VF, lightly toned.

The monogram on this series usually is engraved to the lower right. On this die, it appears that a die break developed requiring the monogram to be erased and re-engraved to the left of the Dioskouroi.