Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 1770

Price realized: 130 CHF   (Approx. 133 USD / 132 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.66 g, 12 h), Baktra or an uncertain mint in the Paropamisadai or Gandhara, circa 170-162. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides I to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔ[ΟΥ] Caps of the Dioskouroi, each with palm frond; below, monogram. Bopearachchi 3F. HGC 12, 138. Beautifully toned. Minor edge chip, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Graeculus Collection, Peus 428, 28 April 2021, 505.

This coin is part of Eukratides' first issue, with a youthful diademed portrait of particularly fine style and the plain title 'King'. In later years, Eukratides would commemorate his outstanding military successes by wearing a horned Macedonian helmet and calling himself 'Great King' on his coins.

Starting price: 50 CHF