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640537
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 537. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $4100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREEK KINGS of BAKTRIA. Diodotos I, in the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (8.23 gm). Mint A (near Ai Khanoum). Attic standard. Diademed head of Diodotos I right / Zeus advancing left, holding thunderbolt and aegis, eagle at his feet; N in left field. Cf. Holt Series A, Group 7 (tetradrachm); Bopearachchi -; SNG ANS -; cf. MIG 63 (for type); SC 629. Near EF, die crack on reverse. Rare without test cut. ($4000)