Kingdom of Bactria, Eukratides I.


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Pushkalavati, circa 171-145 BC. AR tetradrachm, 16.98 gr., 35 mm.

Obv: diademed head of Eukratides I, wearing crested helmet decorated with ear and horn of bull, to the right.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY; the Dioskouroi on horseback prancing to the right, holding palms and spears; below horses’ forelegs to the right: monogram; in exergue: EYKPATIΔOY.

Ref: Bopearacchi series 6E; Mitchiner 177ee; SNG ANS 465.

Beautiful patina. Extremely fine.