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Extremely Rare Pedigree Issue of Artemidoros

CNG 91, Lot: 436. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Artemidoros Aniketos. Circa 100-80 BC. Æ (20mm, 8.66 g, 12h). Pedigree issue as son of Maues. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY APTEMIΔOPOY, Artemis standing facing, head slightly right, with bow slung over arm, drawing arrow from quiver / “Rajadirajasa Maasaputasa cha [A]rtemidorasa” in Kharosthi, zebu standing right, head facing; ligate AN monogram and Σ in exergue. Bopearachchi –; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS –; Senior H13 corr. (rev. legend) and Suppl. p. xl (both from the same dies as this coin). Good VF, brown and green patina with traces of earthen overtones. Extremely rare, the fifth specimen known.