|Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXV||Auction date: 22 September 2022|
|Lot number: 600|
Price realized: 7,000 GBP (Approx. 7,886 USD / 8,033 EUR) Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Greco-Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I Megas AR Tetradrachm. Circa 170-145 BC. Dynastic pedigree issue. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ above, EYKPATIΔHΣ below / Jugate, draped busts of Heliokles and Laodike, wearing tainia, to right; HΛIOKΛEOYΣ above, KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ in exergue, monogram to left. Bopearachchi 15A; Bopearachchi & Rahman 263; SNG ANS 526-7; Mitchiner 182a; HGC 12, 133; Roma XVII, lot 608 (same rev. die; hammer: £22,000). 16.96g, 32mm, 12h.
Good Extremely Fine; a superb example of this desirable dynastic pedigree issue. Rare; and among the best of few examples offered at auction in the past twenty years.
From the Oxus Collection.
Estimate: 7500 GBP