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CNG 91, Lot: 438. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Heliokles II Dikaios. Circa 90-75 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.41 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY HΛIOKΛEOYΣ, diademed heroic bust left, seen from behind, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear, aegis on shoulder, brandishing spear with right hand / “Maharajasa dhramikasa Hiliyakreasa” in Kharosthi, Zeus standing left, brandishing thunderbolt in right hand and holding long scepter in left; Σ to inner right. Bopearachchi 6A; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS –; MIG Type 293a (same dies as third illustrated coin). EF, attractively toned. Extremely rare.