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Two Very Rare Diomedes Drachms

CNG 91, Lot: 430. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Diomedes Soter. Circa 115-105 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.46 g, 12h). Helmeted, diademed, and draped bust right / The Dioskouroi standing facing, each holding spear and scepter; monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 9A; Bopearachchi & Rahman 486 var. (monogram to inner right); SNG ANS 1230. Near EF, toned, light porosity. Rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 604.