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CNG 111, Lot: 449. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I Soter. Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.38 g, 6h). In the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ down right, ANTIOXOY down left, Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, aegis draped over outstretched left arm, and brandishing thunderbolt in right hand; in inner left field, wreath above eagle standing left. Kritt, New, A8, Style 2; Holt Series A, Group 8; Bopearachchi 1A; SC 630; HGC 9, 234 (Antiochos II). EF, underlying luster, die shift on obverse and reverse. Rare without the typical test cut.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 70 (21 September 2005), lot 452.