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584123. Sold For $1750

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Sophytes. Circa 280/78-270 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.45 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; traces of MNA on truncation of neck / ΣΩΦΥΤΟΥ to right, cock standing right; kerykeion to left. Cf. Bopearachchi, Sophytes 3 (hemidrachm); Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SMAK pl. 30 = Triton XV, lot 1343; SNG ANS 21-24; cf. MIG Type 29b; HGC 12, 14. Iridescent toning, roughness, die break on reverse. Near EF.