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Triton XXI, Lot: 569. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I Soter. Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.37 g, 6h). In the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ down right field, ANTIOXOY down left, Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, extended left arm draped with aegis, preparing to hurl thunderbolt in right hand; in inner left field, N above eagle standing left. Kritt, New, A7, Style 1; cf. Holt Series A, Group 7 (tetradrachm); Bopearachchi –; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS –; SC 629.1 (Antiochos II of Syria) var. (same); cf. HGC 9, 233. EF, hint of cleaning marks. Rare without the typical test cut.

Ex Goldberg 32 (19 September 2005), lot 3891.