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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 353

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Diomedes Soter. Circa 115-105 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 9.73 g, 11h).


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 353.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Oriental Greek, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 500

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BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Diomedes Soter. Circa 115-105 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 9.73 g, 11h). Diademed and draped bust right / The Dioskouroi on rearing horses right, holding palm fronds and spears; monogram to lower right. Bopearachchi 3A; HGC 12, 279. Traces of deposits, a few light scratches, slightly double struck. Good VF. Rare.

Like his near-contemporary Philoxenos, Diomedes seems to have ruled over parts of the Paropamisadai, Punjab and Gandhara. His reverse type copies the famous issues of Eukratides I the Great, but whether this implies a familial connection or simply seeks to portray Diomedes as a great ruler and conqueror like Eukratides is unknown.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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