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Triton XV, Lot: 1351. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios Soter. Circa 105-90 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 9.82 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩΤΗPOΣ ΕΡMAIOY, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear / “Maharajasa tratarasa Hiramayasa” in Kharosthi, radiate Zeus enthroned facing slightly left, raising right hand in benedictional gesture and holding long scepter; monogram to inner left. Senior, Hermaios H3cT; Bopearachchi 4D; Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS 1345/1344 (obv./rev; same dies); MIG Type 412a (second illustrated example) corr. (3 to inner left). Near EF, areas of toning, struck with worn dies, small flan flaw on reverse. Very rare.