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BAKTRIA, Local issues. Sophytes. Circa 275-circa 266 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.88 g, 6h). Attic standard. Alexandria on the Oxus mint. Struck 271-266 BC. Male head right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath and wing on cheek piece: M on truncation of neck / ΣΩΦYTOY to right, cockerel standing right; kerykeion (caduceus) to left. Kritt, Andragoras pp. 106-7; cf. Jansari 33 (O13/R7); cf. Bopearachchi, Sophytes, Group 3 (hemidrachm); Taylor, Birds 267; SMAK pl. 30; HGC 12, 14. Iridescent toning, hint of deposits and marks. EF. An attractive example of this popular series.