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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 
CNG 111, Lot: 447. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I Soter. Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.31 g, 6h). In the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ down right, ANTIOXOY down left, Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, aegis draped over outstretched left arm, and brandishing 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, underlying luster. Rare without the typical test cut.


Ex Classical Numismatic Group 70 (21 September 2005), lot 449.