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Triton XXII, Lot: 444. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Drachm (15.5mm, 3.90 g, 9h). 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; AΘ:E downward to right. Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry –; Bopearachchi, Sophytes, –; Bopearachchci & Rahman –; cf. SMAK pl. 30; SNG ANS –; MIG Type –; HGC 12, –. Near EF, toned, overstruck on another Athenian imitation drachm. Great metal. Unique.

Ex GMRH Collection; Ars Classica X (15 June 1925), lot 575 (there attributed to Athens).