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Fifth Known Peukolaos Tetradrachm

CNG 88, Lot: 622. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Peukolaos Soter Dikaios. Circa 75 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 8.85 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / Zeus standing left, extending right hand in gesture of benediction and holding long scepter; monograms to left and right. Bopearachchi 1A; R.B. Whitehead, “Notes on Indo-Greek Numismatics,” NC 1923, p. 324 and pl. XV, 4 (subsequently acquired by the BM); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS -; Glendining (25 November 1970), lot 47 = Münzen und Medaillen AG 64, lot 216. VF, surfaces corroded. Extremely rare, only fifth known specimen.