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CNG 91, Lot: 422. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I Aniketos. Circa 200-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34mm, 16.71 g, 11h). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing elephant skin headdress / Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 1F; cf. Bopearachchi & Rahman 124 (illustrated example is fourrée); SNG ANS 190. Near EF, areas of light toning, a few light cleaning scratches and minor traces of die rust on reverse.

Ex Hess-Divo 317 (27 October 2010), lot 320.