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Triton XXI, Lot: 572. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Apollodotos II Soter Philopator Megas. Circa 80-65 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.31 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY, diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet decorated with pelt and wing / Maharajasa tratarasa Stratasa in Kharosthi, Athena Alkidemos advancing left, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; monogram to lower right. Cf. Senior, Hermaios, p. 32 (for monogram), otherwise unpublished. Good VF, find patina. Unique.