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91000439
CNG 91, Lot: 439. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Telephos Euergetes. Circa 80-70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 8.94 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYEOΓETΟΥ TEΛEΦΟΥ (sic), anguipede, the limbs terminating in lotus blossoms / “Maharajasa kalanakramasa Teliphasa” in Kharosthi, Helios, radiate and holding scepter, standing left, and Selene, wearing crescent diadem, standing right; monogram to right. Cf. Bopearachchi 1; cf. Bopearachchi & Rahman 645; SNG ANS –; cf. MIG Type 451 (all refs. for drachm, but with different control mark); Trion XIII, 413 (same dies). Good VF, find patina. Second known example with this control mark and finer than the Triton specimen.