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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
610980
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 980. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kings. Hermaios. Circa 90-70 BC. Æ 16 x 17mm (3.47 gm). Bearded bust of Zeus-Mithras with Phrygian cap right / Horse prancing right; monogram below. Bopearachchi Série 9C var. (weight); SNG ANS 1352 var. (same); MIG 416 var. (monogram). Fine, obverse die break, black patina with light corrosion and smoothing. Unpublished denomination? ($200)

Just under half the standard weight of the unit, and thus a new denomination. Struck with the dies for the full unit.