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Live auction - bgr_340760 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - EUTHYDEMUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:39:05
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 230-210 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bactres, Bactriane
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 16,55 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré des deux côtés, irrégulier avec un petit éclat de flan à 9 heures derrière la tête. Beau portrait. Trace de double frappe au revers. Jolie patine grise
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 34, n° 300. Certificat d’exportation


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 et posant sa massue sur un rocher ; derrière le rocher, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ EUQUDHMOU/ (DPI).
Reverse translation : (Du roi Euthydemos).


Sur cet exemplaire, la massue qui a la forme d’une masse est posée sur un rocher qui a la forme d’un serpent.

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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