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Extremely Rare Drachm of Strato I with Beard

CNG 91, Lot: 435. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Strato I Soter. Circa 105-85/0 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.50 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΔIKAIOY ΣTPATONOΣ, diademed and draped bearded bust right; one diadem tie angled / “Maharajasa tratarasa dhramikasa Stratasa” in Kharosthi, Athena Alkidemos standing right, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; monogram to inner left. Cf. Bopearachchi 11A (tetradrachm); Haughton, Silver –; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS –; MIG –; Triton XIII, 259 (same dies); Triton XV, 1357 (same dies). EF, lightly toned. Extremely rare, one of four known.