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11100445
CNG 111, Lot: 445. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Sophytes. Circa 280/78-270 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.47 g, 6h). Attic standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus Regios. Male head right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath and wing on cheek piece; M or horizontal Σ on truncation of neck / Cock standing right; kerykeion to left. Bopearachchi, Sophytes –; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SMAK –; SNG ANS 26; MIG Type 32a = C. Kirkpatrick, “Some new coins of Sophytes,” in NumCirc LXXXI.10 (October 1973), no. 4; HGC 12, 17. Good VF, toned. Very rare.