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Live auction - bgr_758140 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - EUTHYDEMUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:25:21
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 230-210 AC.
Mint name / Town : atelier incertain (Balkh)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait, de haut relief. Revers agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Euthymedos à droite.


Reverse description : Hercule nu assis, s’appuyant de la main droite sur un rocher orné de la léonté et posant sa massue sur son genou ; derrière le rocher, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ EUQUDHMOU/ (RK).
Reverse translation : (du roi Euthydemos).

Historical background

BACTRIA - Bactrian kingdom - EUTHYDEMOS

(C. 230-200 BC)

Euthydemos ousted Diodotus II, son of Diodotus I, the first usurper in Bactria, revolted against Antiochus II Theos authority (261-346 BC) to 250 BC The reign of Euthydemos was long and he had to face during his reign, Antiochus III the Great who fought and besieged Balkh in Bactria in 208 BC The Seleucid ruler recognized the independence of the breakaway satrapy. At the end of his reign, Sogdiana separated from Bactria. Demetrius already associated to the throne by his father succeeded Euthydemos.

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