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Live auction - bgr_356273 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I Obole

BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I Obole AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:33:14
Type : Obole
Date: c. 200-180 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bactres, Bactriane
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais à l’usure très importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Beau portrait inhabituel. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise un peu granuleuse sur un flan légèrement piqué
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de B. Odaert

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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