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89001347
Triton XV, Lot: 1347. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $8250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides II Soter. Circa 145-140 BC. AR Drachm (21mm, 4.21 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right; pelleted border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ down left field, EVKPATIΔOY down right, Apollo, holding bow in right hand, standing left and leaning on bow set on ground; KP to inner left at feet. Bopearachchi 2A, pl. 23, A = MIG Type 165a = BMBI 5, pl. V, 5 (same dies); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS -. EF, traces of toning. Well centered strike on a broad flan. Extremely rare, the first to be offered at auction.