|Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 99||Auction date: 7 July 2022|
|Lot number: 594|
Price realized: 460 GBP (Approx. 548 USD / 538 EUR) Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I Megas AR Drachm. Contemporary imitation(?), circa 170-145 BC. Diademed and draped bust to right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear / The Dioskouroi on horses prancing to right, each holding spear and palm; BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY above, EYKPATIΔOY below, N below to right. Bopearachchi 7E (official issue); Mitchiner 178e (official issue); SNG ANS 475-483 var. (all different monograms); HGC 12, 136. 3.80g, 19mm, 12h.
Good Very Fine; old cabinet tone.
From the Neil Collection.
The style of this coin suggests that it may be imitative despite it's identification by both Bopearachchi and Mitchiner as an official issue. The article 'Early Central Asian Imitations I: The Coinage of Eukratides I' by David Spencer Smith, which appeared in The Celator in 2000, identifies an analogous specimen (Roma 87, 466) as an imitation.
Estimate: 100 GBP