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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 354

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios Soter, with Kalliope. Circa 105 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 8.77 g, 12h).


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 354.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Oriental Greek, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 000

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BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios Soter, with Kalliope. Circa 105 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 8.77 g, 12h). Conjoined busts of Hermaios, diademed and draped, and Kalliope, draped and wearing stephane, right / Hermaios on horse rearing right, bow in bow case and spear attached to saddle; monogram to lower right . Bopearachchi 1A; HGC 12, 287. Minor earthen deposits, a few light scratches, slight double strike on reverse. Good VF. Overstruck on an earlier Indo-Greek tetradrachm.

Hermaios Soter was the last Indo-Greek king in the Paropamisadai, a region spanning modern Pakistan and Afghanistan south-east of Kabul. His wife, Kalliope, is depicted on many of his coins and may be the daughter of a previous or allied ruler, possibly Philoxenos, whose coinage shares the same reverse type and some control marks. Whether the joint portrait indicates a true joint reign, or is intended to celebrate a dynastic marriage or alliance, 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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