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bgr_912499 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - HELIOCLES Tétradrachme

BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - HELIOCLES Tétradrachme XF
195.00 €(Approx. 208.65$ | 163.80£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 130 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 10,85 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Des faiblesses. Joli buste. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
BMC.-  - P.-  - GC.  - Mit.504  - B.-  - ANS.660

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé à droite, entouré de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus à demi-nu, vêtu de l’himation debout de face, tenant un foudre ailé de la main droite et un sceptre lotiforme de la main gauche ; un monogramme dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DIKAIOU/ HLIOKLEOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi juste Hélioklès).

Commentary


Imitation pour une émission posthume stylisée de poids attique réduit.

Historical background


BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - HELIOCLES

(145-130 BC)

Heliocles I was the last Greek king of Bactria. He succeeded his father Eucratides I after his assassination. Previously, his reign dates were set between 135 and 110 BC. Under his reign, he had to face the invasions of the Yuezhi steppe peoples who had already invaded the kingdom of Bactria. These nomads captured Ai Khanum.

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