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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 657. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of BAKTRIA. Menander I. Circa 165/55-130 BC. AR Drachm (2.35 gm, 12h). Bilingual series. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, draped bust of Athena right, wearing helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear / "Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa" in Karosthi, owl standing right, head facing; monogram to lower right. Bopearachchi Série 2C; SNG ANS 683; MIG Type 213a; MACW 1763. VF, toned, minor die flaw on obverse, light porosity. Very rare. ($300)