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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


(c. 230-200 BC)

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

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