Heritage World Coin Auctions > CSNS Signature Sale 3099Auction date: 5 May 2022
Lot number: 31051

Price realized: 625 USD   (Approx. 593 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

SCYTHIA. Imitating Eucratides I of Bactria. Late 2nd-early 1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm (33mm, 16.80 gm, 12h). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5. Uncertain mint in Bactria, ca. 130-80 BC. Draped and cuirassed bust of Eucratides I right, seen from side, wearing crested Bactrian helmet decorated with bull's horn and ear; bead-and-reel border / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟY / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ, the Dioscuri on horses prancing right, both with couched spear in right hand, palm in left over shoulder; HΔ monogram in lower right field. HGC 12, 150. Cf. HGC 12, 131 for prototype. Cf. Bopearachchi 6W for prototype. Exceptionally nice imitative style, very close to the original.



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