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Commemorative Issue for Euthydemos I Theos

Triton XXII, Lot: 459. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Agathokles Dikaios. Circa 185-175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.46 g, 12h). Commemorative issue struck for Euthydemos I Theos. EYΘYΔHMOY down right, ΘEOY down left, diademed head of Euthydemos righ / BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ down right, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕOYΣ down left, ΔIKAIOY in exergue, Herakles seated left on rocky outcropping, holding club set on knee; monogram to inner right. Bopearachchi 16B; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS 261; MIG Type 145a; HGC 12, 87. EF, areas of light toning, minor green deposits, touch of porosity and minimal hairline flan cracks around edge.

From the Menlo Park Collection. Ex Triton III (30 November 1999), lot 694.