Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 96Auction date: 5 May 2022
Lot number: 569

Price realized: 300 GBP   (Approx. 371 USD / 352 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II Soter AR Tetradrachm. Circa 145-140 BC. Diademed and draped bust to right / Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding arrow in right hand and grounded bow with left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ to right, EYKPATIΔOY to left, monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 1Q; SNG ANS 624; HGC 12, 161. 15.83g, 33mm, 11h.

Good Very Fine; slight die shift to obv.

From a private UK collection.

Estimate: 350 GBP

Match 1:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 99Auction date: 7 July 2022
Lot number: 597

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II Soter AR Tetradrachm. Circa 145-140 BC. Diademed and draped bust to right / Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding arrow in right hand and grounded bow with left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ to right, EYKPATIΔOY and monogram to left. Bopearachchi 1A; Mitchiner 164A; SNG ANS 619-622; HGC 12, 161; Roma XXI, lot 353 (hammer: £7,000). 16.81g, 30mm, 12h.

Good Very Fine; attractively toned and featuring a distinctive, striking portrait. Extremely Rare; only two other examples on CoinArchives.

From the Neil Collection.

"As Eucratides (I) returned from India, he was killed on the way back by his son, whom he had associated to his rule, and who, without hiding his patricide, as if he didn't kill a father but an enemy, ran with his chariot over the blood of his father, and ordered the corpse to be left without a sepulture" Justin XLI,6.

It appears that Eukratides I 'Megas' (the Great) had at least three sons, namely Plato, Heliokles (II) and Eukratides (II). Historians typically point to the latter as the patricide mentioned by Justin above owing to the fact that, early during his own fleeting reign, Eukratides II adopted the title 'Soter' (Savior), which could allude to his 'rescuing' of the kingdom from his tyrannical father.

This theory seems highly plausible, as Eukratides II did not achieve anything militarily during his rule that might have earned him the title and, ironically enough, he was to be swiftly dethroned during the dynastic civil war which broke out as a result of his father's assassination.

Estimate: 2000 GBP

Match 2:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 98Auction date: 16 June 2022
Lot number: 624

Price realized: 950 GBP   (Approx. 1,146 USD / 1,101 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II Soter AR Tetradrachm. Circa 145-140 BC. Diademed and draped bust to right; all within bead-and-reel border / Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding arrow in right hand and grounded bow with left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ to right, EYKPATIΔOY and monogram to left. Bopearachchi 1Q; Mitchiner 164q; SNG ANS 624; HGC 12, 161. 16.90g, 31mm, 11h.

Extremely Fine.

From a private UK collection.

Estimate: 500 GBP

Match 3:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 96Auction date: 5 May 2022
Lot number: 568

Price realized: 1,200 GBP   (Approx. 1,485 USD / 1,410 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II Soter AR Tetradrachm. Circa 145-140 BC. Diademed and draped bust to right; all within bead-and-reel border / Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding arrow in right hand and grounded bow with left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ to right, EYKPATIΔOY to left, monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi -; Mitchiner -; SNG ANS -. 17.01g, 31mm, 11h.

Near Extremely Fine. Unpublished and possibly unique with this monogram, a fascinating addition to the corpus of Diodotid coinage.

From a private UK collection.

Estimate: 500 GBP

Match 4:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXVAuction date: 22 September 2022
Lot number: 608

Price realized: 1,900 GBP   (Approx. 2,140 USD / 2,180 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II Soter AR Tetradrachm. Circa 145-140 BC. Diademed and draped bust to right / Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding arrow in right hand and grounded bow with left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EYKPATIΔOY above, monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 3B; SNG ANS 625-626; HGC 12, 162. 16.90g, 32mm, 12h.

Good Extremely Fine; wonderful metal quality.

From a private UK collection.

Estimate: 1000 GBP

Match 5:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXVAuction date: 22 September 2022
Lot number: 609

Price realized: 1,300 GBP   (Approx. 1,464 USD / 1,492 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II Soter AR Tetradrachm. Circa 145-140 BC. Diademed and draped bust to right / Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding arrow in right hand and grounded bow with left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EYKPATIΔOY above, monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 3B; SNG ANS 625-626; HGC 12, 162. 16.81g, 35mm, 12h.

Good Extremely Fine; small planchet flaw on rev.; struck on a broad, medallic module.

From a private UK collection.

Estimate: 750 GBP