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CNG 111, Lot: 460. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.87 g, 12h). Dynastic pedigree issue. BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ around, EYKPATIΔHΣ in exergue, bust of Eukratides right, wearing helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; all within bead-and-reel border / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ above, KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ in exergue, conjoined draped busts of Heliokles and Laodike, wearing tainia, right; monogram to left; all within bead-and-reel border. Bopearachchi 15A; Bopearachchi & Rahman 263; SNG ANS 526-527; MIG Type 182a; HGC 12, 133. Good VF, light deposits and pitting, hint of smoothing in obverse fields.