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Triton XXI, Lot: 571. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.97 g, 12h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; all within bead-and-reel border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY around, EYKPATIΔOY in exergue, the Dioskouroi, holding palm fronds and spears, on horses rearing right; monogram in lower right field. Bopearachchi 6E; Bopearachchi & Rahman 240-242; SNG ANS 465; MIG Type 177ee; HGC 12, 131. In NGC encapsulation graded Ch MS, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5. Deep iridescent toning. From dies of exceptional quality and artistic merit.

Ex Jonathan K. Kern Collection.