Sovereign Rarities Ltd > Auction 7Auction date: 21 September 2022
Lot number: 92

Price realized: 1,400 GBP   (Approx. 1,598 USD / 1,599 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:


Baktria, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos I (c. 185-170 BC), silver Tetradrachm, Balkh (?), diademed and draped bust of Antimachos right, wearing kausia, straight ties, rev. BAΣIΛΕΩΣ θΕΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Poseidon standing facing, holding trident and palm branch, N within circle in field, 16.71g, 12h (Bopearachchi 1D; Mitchiner 124b; SNG ANS 276-7). Wonderful portrait, extremely fine.

For nearly two centuries Baktria remained the easternmost outpost of the ancient Greek world. Its coins are of exceptional quality, and the present portrait is a masterpiece of Hellenistic portraiture.

Provenance:
Bought Sidney Mygind, June 1998
Estimate: £700-900