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Celtic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern coins featuring the G.G....

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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I , circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 16.85 g, 1 h), circa 170-162. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioskouri galloping to right, each holding spear and palm branch; to lower right, monogram. Bopearachchi Série 1D. HGC 12, 130. SNG ANS 432. An impressive example with a most attractive portrait of splendid Hellenistic style. Edge chip on the obverse , otherwise, extremely fine.

This coin is part of Eukratides' first issue, with a youthful diademed portrait of particularly fine style and the plain title 'King'. In later years, Eukratides would commemorate his outstanding military successes by wearing a horned Macedonian helmet and calling himself 'Great King' on his coins.

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Starting price 400 CHF
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