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88000598
CNG 88, Lot: 598. Estimate $300.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I Soter. Circa 155-130 BC. Æ Quadruple Unit (24mm, 9.65 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, MENANΔPOY below, ΣΩTHPOΣ up left, helmeted and diademed head of Athena right / Round shield decorated with aegis, gorgoneion in center; monogram to left. Bopearachchi 17A var. = MIG Type 246d, Variety 3 var. (ΣΩTHPOΣ down left); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS -; Zeno -. VF, dark green patina with traces of brown in devices, some roughness and minor smoothing on high points. An apparently unique variety with ΣΩTHPOΣ up left field.