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Triton XXII, Lot: 443. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 15.88 g, 6h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Head of Athena right, wearing earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl; trace of monogram to left / Owl standing right, head facing; AΘE downward to right; to upper left, prow of galley right above grape bunch on vine with leaf. Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 41 (same dies); Bopearachchi, Sophytes, Group 1A and pl. I, 8; cf. Bopearachchi & Rahman 67 (didrachm); SMAK pl. 30 var. (same); SNG ANS 3; MIG Type 13a var. (no grape bunch); HGC 12, 2. Good VF, lightly toned. Great metal.