Baktria, Diodotos I

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Description

Balkh, circa 255-250 BC. AU stater, 8.36 gr., 17.7 mm.

Obv: diademed head of Diodotos I to the right.

Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY; Zeus advancing to the left, seen from behind, his extended left arm draped with an aegis from which snakes protrude and brandishing a thunderbolt in his right hand; at his feet left: eagle standing to the left, above: wreath.

Ref: Bopearachchi 1a; HGC 9, 233.

Usual test cut on the obverse. Good very fine.