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CNG 111, Lot: 444. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Sophytes. Circa 280/78-270 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.62 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. Cf. Bopearachchi, Sophytes 3 (hemidrachm); Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SMAK pl. 30 = Triton XV, lot 1343; SNG ANS 21-24; cf. MIG Type 29b; HGC 12, 14. EF, toned.