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Auction 8  23 Oct 2021
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Lot 181

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Estimate: 2000 CHF
Price realized: 4400 CHF

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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I, circa 255-235 BC. Stater (Gold, 17 mm, 8.31 g, 6 h), in the name of the Seleukid King Antiochos II (?). Mint A (near Aï Khanoum), circa 255-250 (?). Diademed head of Diodotos I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing to left, seen from behind, his extended left arm draped with an aegis and preparing to hurl a thunderbolt with his right hand; at his feet to left, eagle standing left; in inner left field, N. Bopearachchi -. HGC 9, 233. Kritt, New, A7, Style 1. SC 629.1 (as 'Antiochos II'). Sharply struck and attractive. The usual test cut on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, ex Triton VIII, 11-12 January 2005, 612 (with original dealer's ticket).
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