A meeting was held on 23/8/17 instead of on 13/08/17

Should there be instead of on or only instead of ?

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    I would drop the second on and add a the - and make the date unambiguous: A meeting was held on the 23rd instead of the 13th of August, 2017
    – mplungjan
    Nov 9, 2017 at 14:36
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    The second preposition is optional, although, like @mplungjan said, I would opt to leave it out. Still, this is more of a style issue than a grammatical one.
    – J.R.
    Nov 9, 2017 at 15:22

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Whichever one sounds better to the writer's ear is just fine.

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