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89001354
Triton XV, Lot: 1354. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Agathokleia & Strato I Soter. Circa 105-85/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 9.83 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATΩNOΣ KAI AΓAΘOKΛEIΑΣ, diademed and draped bust of Strato I and draped bust of Agathokleia conjoined right / “Maharajasa tratarasa dhramikasa Stratasa” in Kharosthi, Athena Alkidemos standing left, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; monogram to left. Bopearachchi 6A; Haughton, Silver, p. 136 and pl. VIII, 2; Bopearachchi & Rahman 418; SNG ANS 987; MIG Type 306a. EF, obverse struck with slightly worn die, slight double strike on reverse. Very rare and an attractive example of this type.