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Triton XXII, Lot: 446. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Sophytes. Circa 246/5-235 BC. AR Didrachm (22.5mm, 8.05 g, 6h). Attic standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus Regios. Male head right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath and wing on cheek piece; M or horizontal Σ on truncation of neck / ΣΩΦΥΤΟΥ down right, cock standing right; kerykeion to left. Bopearachchi, Sophytes 2 = Alpha Bank Inv. 7461; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; cf. SMAK pl. 30 = Triton XV, lot 1343 (drachm); cf. SNG ANS 21-24 (same); cf. MIG Type 29b (same); cf. HGC 12, 14 (same); cf. Zeno 92518 = Triton XIV, lot 412 (same). Choice EF, deep cabinet tone. Extremely Rare. Finest Hellenistic art.