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CNG 111, Lot: 443. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 7.76 g, 6h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Helmeted head of Athena right; monogram to left / Owl standing right, head facing; to upper left, prow of galley right above grape bunch. SMAK pp. 64-70; cf. Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 47/48 (for obv./rev. dies); cf. Bopearachchi, Sophytes, Group 1A and pl. I, 8 (tetradrachm); SNG ANS 4; HGC 12, 3. Good VF, toned, some minor roughness.