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88000610

Extremely Rare Strato I Soter Drachm

CNG 88, Lot: 610. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Strato I Soter. Circa 105-85/0 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 2.28 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / Athena Alkidemos standing facing, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 5A = MIG Type 312 = Haughton, Silver 5 (same dies); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS -. EF, slight die shift on obverse, minor lamination on reverse, slight porosity. Extremely rare, the second known and the only one not in a public collection.