Third Known – First at Auction
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Artemidoros.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 410. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 100-80 BC. Æ Unit (8.23 g, 12h). Pedigree issue as son of Maues. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY APTEMIΔΩPOY, Artemis standing facing, head slightly right, with bow slung over left arm, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand; ligate AN monogram and Σ in exergue / “Maharajasa Moasa putrasa cha Artemidorasa” in Kharosthi, zebu standing right, head facing; ligate AN monogram and Σ in exergue. Cf. Bopearachchi Série 7; cf. SNG ANS 1283-4; cf. MIG type 404 (all for type, but with different rev. legend); Senior H13 and Suppl. pp. xxxvi and xl. VF, dark brown surfaces with traces of gray-green overtones. Extremely rare, the third specimen known and the first to appear at auction.