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Kings of Bactria, Eucratides I, circa 170-145.

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Kings of Bactria, Eucratides I, circa 170-145.

Kings of Bactria, Eucratides I, circa 170-145. Tetradrachm, Merv circa 155-145 BC, AR 16.87 g. Naked, heroic and diademed bust of Eucratides I l., seen from behind, wearing horned helmet and holding spear in r. hand over r. shoulder. Rev. Dioscuri galloping r., each holding spear and palm branch; in r. field, monogram. Mitchiner 179a. Bopearachchi series 8, 57. Very rare. Minor edge marks, otherwise good very fine

Nac 106 Lot 1212 May 2018


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Date: May 19, 2018
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A great coin. I would say the most iconic of the Bactrian tets. I own one, albeit in a lesser condition.
#1 May 28, 2018 9:23pm


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Thanks. It took a long time to find one I liked, at a price I could live with.
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