Auction 15


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Baktria. Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.90 g, 12 h). Diademed bust of Eukratides to left, seen from behind, wearing Macedonian helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear, and holding spear with his right hand. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioscouri, each holding palm branch and lance, galloping on horseback to right; below, monogram. Bopearachchi, 8b. Mitchiner 179a. SNG ANS 485. Perfectly centered example. Extremely fine.
Ex Millennia collection, Goldberg 46, 26 May 2008, 66 and Goldberg 23, 25 January 2004, 3725. Published in Money of the World, coin 26.
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