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Live auction - bgr_640471 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I Tétradrachme

BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I Tétradrachme AU
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bgr_640471
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 200-180 AC.
Mint name / Town : Merv
Metal : silver
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très joli buste de Démétrius Ier. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P-R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Démétrius Ier à droite, vêtu de la chlamyde et coiffé de la dépouille d’éléphant.

Reverse


Reverse description : Hercule nu debout de face, portant sa main droite à la tête, tenant la massue de la main gauche avec la léonté enroulée autour du bras.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMHTRIOU/.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).

Historical background


BACTRIA - Bactrian kingdom - Demetrius I.

(Ie from 200 to 185 AC.)

Demetrius I, associated to the throne by his father during his lifetime succeeded him around 200 BC). Tradition has it that he assisted his father during the siege of Bactria in 208 BC and has served as an intermediary between Antiochus III and his father. Demetrius led a brilliant campaign in India against the empire Mauraya full decomposition. It was his son who succeeded him Euthydemos II.

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