Heritage World Coin Auctions > CSNS Signature Sale 3099Auction date: 5 May 2022
Lot number: 31264

Price realized: 2,400 USD   (Approx. 2,278 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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BACTRIAN KINGDOM. Eucratides I the Great (ca. 170-145 BC). AR tetradrachm (33mm, 16.98 gm, 11h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. 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; ΔΝΦ monogram in lower right field. HGC 12, 131. Bopearachchi 6F. Struck from high-relief dies on satiny flan with underlying luster.

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > CSNS Signature Sale 3099Auction date: 5 May 2022
Lot number: 31265

Price realized: 1,100 USD   (Approx. 1,044 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Ancients
BACTRIAN KINGDOM. Eucratides I the Great (ca. 170-145 BC). AR tetradrachm (35mm, 15.97 gm, 11h). NGC AU 5/5 - 2/5. 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, 131. Bopearachchi 6W. Medallic size flan.

From the "For My Daughters" Collection

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3100Auction date: 7 July 2022
Lot number: 35030

Price realized: 1,600 USD   (Approx. 1,573 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
BACTRIAN KINGDOM. Eucratides I the Great (ca. 170-145 BC). AR tetradrachm (33mm, 16.96 gm, 11h). NGC MS 5/5 - 3/5. 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; ΔΝΦ monogram in lower right field. HGC 12, 131. Bopearachchi 6F. Struck from high-relief dies on bright and flashy flan with a touch of golden toning.

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Estimate: 1000-2000 USD

Match 3:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > CSNS Signature Sale 3099Auction date: 5 May 2022
Lot number: 30083

Price realized: 8,000 USD   (Approx. 7,594 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
BACTRIAN KINGDOM. Eucratides I the Great (ca. 170-145 BC). AR tetradrachm (31mm, 16.89 gm, 11h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Dynastic pedigree issue. HΛIOKΛEOYΣ / KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ, jugate draped busts of Heliocles and Laodice right, seen from front; ΦΛ monogram in left field, bead-and-reel border / BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ / EYKPATIΔHΣ, diademed, draped bust of Eucratides I right, seen from front, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; bead-and-reel border. HGC 12, 133. Bopearachchi 15A. SNG ANS 526-527. Three handsome portraits on dove gray surfaces.

Of the immense Greco-Bactrian kingdom's rulers, we have only a handful of written accounts totaling about 500 words, along with the intriguing and often puzzling glimpses provided by the coinage of the realm. From the latter we can deduce that Eucratides, who reigned for about 25 years starting around 171 BC, arose from obscure origins to become the most powerful of all Greco-Bactrian kings, displacing several other claimants over a span of about 10 years. On this remarkable "pedigree" tetradrachm he pairs a reverse portrait of himself with the epithet Megas ("The Great" -- he was apparently the first Greek ruler of any realm to give the title to himself without waiting for posterity to bestow it), with the dual portraits of his parents, named Heliocles and Laodice, on the obverse. Heliocles is shown as bare-headed -- perhaps he was a powerful magistrate or general. Was Laodice the daughter of a previous Bactrian king, perhaps Euthydemus or Demetrius I? Or, as has also been suggested, a princess of the Seleucid ruling dynasty (the name Laodice being quite common among the women of this house)? Pending the discovery of some parchment or inscription that clarifies his lineage, we cannot but guess. However, this remarkable "pedigree" coinage of Eucratides makes it quite clear that he was proud of his parentage and that they could not have been mere "commoners," as expounded by some.

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Estimate: 5000-7000 USD

Match 4:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > ANA Signature Sale 3101Auction date: 25 August 2022
Lot number: 32066

Price realized: 3,400 USD   (Approx. 3,406 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
BACTRIAN KINGDOM. Eucratides I the Great (ca. 170-145 BC). AR tetradrachm (31mm, 16.89 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5. Attic standard. Baktra. Diademed, draped bust of Eucratides I right, seen from front; bead-and-reel border / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ, the Dioscuri on horses prancing right, both holding couched spear in right hand, palm in left over shoulder; ΦΛ monogram below. HGC 12, 130. Bopearachchi 1D. Struck from fresh, superb, high relief dies of bold style. A exceptionally appealing example in hand.

From the Historical Scholar Collection

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Estimate: 1000-1500 USD

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61297Auction date: 23 October 2022
Lot number: 98075

Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction - Bid on this lot
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SELEUCID KINGDOM. Seleucus VI Epiphanes Nicator (ca. 96-94 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 15.76 gm, 1h). NGC XF 5/5 - 4/5. Antioch on the Orontes, ca. 95/4 BC. Diademed head of Seleucus VI right, beardless, with stubby horn above temple, diadem ends falling straight behind; bead-and-reel border / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΕΛΕΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡOΣ, Zeus enthroned left, crowned by Nike in outstretched right hand, scepter in left; A/N/A in outer left field, A below throne, all within wreath. SC 2415d.

From the Historical Scholar Collection. Ex Demetrios Armounta Collection (Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic Auction 308, 7 August 2013), lot 186

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