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680635
Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 635. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of BAKTRIA. Agathokles. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.37 gm, 12h). Commemorative issue struck for Diodotos I. DIODOTOU SWTHROS, diademed head of Diodotos I right / BASILEUONTOS DIKAIOU AGAQOKLEOUS, Zeus advancing left, brandishing thunderbolt in right hand, aegis draped over extended left arm; in inner left field, wreath above eagle standing left. Bopearachchi Série 14 var. (monograms); SNG ANS 259 var. (same); MIG Type 144 var. (same); MACW -. VF, toned, scattered field marks. Very rare, and unpublished without a monogram on the reverse. ($2500)

From the William and Louise Fielder Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 35 (20 September 1995), lot 439.

See lot 633 for more information on the "pedigree" coinage of Agathokles.