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Triton XV, Lot: 1343. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Pre-Seleukid Era. Sophytes. Circa 305-294 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.81 g, 6h). Male head right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath and wing on cheek piece; M at truncation of neck / ΣΩΦΥΤΟΥ, cock standing right; kerykeion to left. Cf. Bopearachchi, Sophytes 3 (hemidrachm); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS 21-24; cf. MIG Type 29b. Near EF, attractively toned. Exceptional for type.