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Live auction - bgr_829874 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - EUCRATIDES I Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau buste d’Eucratide Ier, bien venu à la frappe. Revers agréable. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé d’Eucratide Ier à droite, entouré de la stemma.


Reverse description : Les Dioscures galopant à droite, tenant chacun une javeline ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// EUKRATIDOU// (RK).
Reverse translation : (du roi Eucratide).


Ce type semble infiniment plus rare que celui au buste casqué.

Historical background

BACTRIA - Bactrian kingdom - I Eucratides

(170-145 BC)

He returned to O. Bopearachchi have confirmed two Eucratides. It has completely revised the chronology of these kings that reigned on the borders of Hellenism, the gateway to India, to the frontiers of current Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Eucratides I managed to stay for more than 30 years in a fragmented state where many were held including the theft of Menander. Eucratides I was assassinated in 145 by one of his son. The type having a helmeted bust and the Dioscuri on the reverse is well known thanks to the gold coin 20 staters, weighing 169.20 g and is the largest Greek gold coin preserved. It was purchased in 1867 or 30 000 F on personal cassette Napoleon III and is preserved in the Cabinet of medals Paris.

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