Baktria, Eukratides I Megas

25,000.00

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Description

Circa 170-145 BC. AR tetradrachm, 16.94 gr., 34 mm.

Obv: diademed heroic bust, seen from behind, of Eukratides I to the left, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear, brandishing spear in his right hand.

Rev: the Dioskouroi on horses rearing to right, each holding spear and palm branch over shoulder; above: BAΣIΛEΩΣMEΓAΛOY, below: EYKPATIΔOY, in lower right field: monogram.

Ref: Bopearachchi 8B; SNG ANS 485; Mitchiner Type 179a.
A superb example of this desirable type. Rare, certainly in this condition. Good extremely fine.