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Live auction - bgr_829805 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - EUCRATIDES II Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 145-140 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Joli buste. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
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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 : Apollon nu debout à gauche, le manteau flottant sur les épaule, tenant une flèche de la main droite et appuyé de la main gauche sur son arc.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// EUKRATIDOU// (HA).
Reverse translation : (du roi Eucratide).

Historical background

BACTRIA - Bactrian kingdom - Eucratides II

(145-140 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 was assassinated by one of his son to 145 BC Eucratides II was it this one? He reigned about five years in the kingdom of Bactria. It is contemporary Helioclès.

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