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Triton XXII, Lot: 452. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I Aniketos. Circa 200-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34mm, 16.71 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing elephant skin headdress / BAΣIΛEYΩΣ down right, ΔHMHTPIOY down left, Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 1F; cf. Bopearachchi & Rahman 124 (illustrated example is fourrée); SNG ANS 190; MIG Type 103c; HGC 12, 63. EF, iridescent toning.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 422; Hess-Divo 317 (27 October 2010), lot 320.