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89001346
Triton XV, Lot: 1346. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.96 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; bead-and-reel border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛΟΥ above, EYKPATIΔOY in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right, holding palm fronds and spears; monogram in lower left field. Bopearachchi 6W var. (monogram to right); Bopearachchi & Rahman 245 corr. (listed as Bopearachchi 6W); SNG ANS 469-471 var. (monogram to right); MIG Type 177f var. (same). EF, toned, obverse slightly softly struck, slight double strike on reverse. Rare variety with the monogram in lower left field.