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11100465
CNG 111, Lot: 465. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Artemidoros Aniketos. Circa 100-80 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 2.36 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY APTEMIΔOPOY, draped bust right, wearing helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear / Maharajasa apadihatasa Artemidorasa in Kharosthi, Nike standing left, holding wreath in both hands; monogram to inner right. Cf. Senior H9-6D = HGC 12, 365 (for obv.; same obv. die as illustration); Bopearachchi Série 4/6B (obv./rev.); Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS –; cf. MIG Type 401 (for obv.). VF, find patina, worn at high points, earthen deposits in devices. Extremely rare.