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88000625
CNG 88, Lot: 625. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros. Circa 75-65 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12mm, 9.09 g, 12h). Helmeted, diademed, and draped bust right; ΔIKAIOY KAI NIKHΦOPOY in legend / Zeus standing facing, brandishing thunderbolt and holding long scepter; monogram to left. Bopearachchi 7A = MIG Type 360a = Whitehead, Notes 16 = BM 1922.0424.200 (same obv. die); Bopearachchi & Rahman -; SNG ANS -. VF, areas of corrosion. Extremely rare with KAI in the obverse legend; possibly the second known, with the other being in the British Museum.