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Live auction - bgr_829731 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - EUTHYDEMUS II Drachme

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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 185-180 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bactres, Bactriane
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré, fissuré à 2h. Buste de toute beauté, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé d’Euthydemos II à droite.


Reverse description : Heraklès debout de face tenant une massue et la léontée.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ EUQUDHMOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Euthydémos).

Historical background

BACTRIA - Bactrian kingdom - EUTHYDEMOS II

(C. 185-180 BC)

Euthydemos II is either the son of Demetrius I or another son of Euthydemos I. It is associated with power Demetrius I.. It can not be removed by Eucratides but disappears around 180 BC when Agathocles and Pantaleon take power.

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