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5663624. SOLD $16000

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I Soter. Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.24 g, 6h). In the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ down right field, ANTIOXOY down left, Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, extended left arm draped with aegis, preparing to hurl thunderbolt in right hand; in inner left field, N above eagle standing left. Kritt, New, A7, Style 1; cf. Holt Series A, Group 7 (tetradrachm); Bopearachchi –; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS –; SC 629.1 (Antiochos II of Syria) var. (same); HGC 9, 233. Lightly toned, underlying luster, a couple of tiny scratches. Superb EF. Exceptional portrait.