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Live auction - bgr_612048 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I Triple unité

BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I Triple unité AU
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Starting price : 450 €
Estimate : 800 €
Price : 1 209 €
Maximum bid : 1 209 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:38:49
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Triple unité
Date: c. 200-185 AC.
Mint name / Town : Merv
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe, ainsi qu’une magnifique tête d’éléphant. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’éléphant à droite, la trompe levée avec corne, défense et cloche ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Caducée terminé par deux têtes de serpent ; monogramme dans le champ à gauche.
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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