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640551
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 551. Estimate $100. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREEK KINGS of BAKTRIA. Amyntas. Circa 95-90 BC. Æ Square 23x21mm (9.56 gm). Indian standard. Bust of Zeus-Mithras right, wearing Phrygian cap / Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; monogram before. Bopearachchi Série 15A; SNG ANS 1252 var. (monogram); MIG 397a. VF, dark brown patina. Overstruck on a coin of Epander (probably Bopearachchi Série 2). ($100)

The undertypes are not clear, but enough of the peripheral legends remain- BASILEWS NIKHF[OROU EPANDROU] and Maharajasa jaya[dharasa Epandrasa] -to identify the coin as an issue of Amyntas' contemporary, Epander.