BAKTRIA, Local issues.
|Triton XX, Lot: 429. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22.5mm, 16.77 g, 1h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Head of Athena right, wearing earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl; monogram to left / Owl standing right, head facing; AΘE downward to right; to upper left, prow of galley right. Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 39 (this coin); Bopearachchi, Sophytes
, Group 1A and pl. I, 8 var. (shoot with grape bunch and leaf below prow); Bopearachchci & Rahman –; SMAK pl. 30 var. (same); SNG ANS 3 var. (same); MIG Type 13a = G.F. Hill, “Greek coins acquired by the British Museum in 1920,”in NC
(1921), 17 (same dies); HGC 12, 2 var. (same). EF, deeply toned. Very rare.
Ex Peus 382 (25 April 2005), lot 278; Giessener Münzhandlung 48 (2 April 1990), lot 609.