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89001356
Triton XV, Lot: 1356. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Strato I Soter. Circa 105-85/0 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.30 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATONOΣ, diademed and draped bust right; parallel diadem ties / “Maharajasa pracachasa tratarasa Stratasa” in Kharosthi, Athena Alkidemos standing left, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 27D; cf. Haughton, Silver 10 (tetradrachm); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS 1008-9; MIG Type 331c. EF, toned. Very rare obverse legend and monogram for this ruler.