Indo-Greek, Bactria, Agathokles, 171 to 160 BC. Cupro-nickel didrachm.

Ancient Coins - Indo-Greek, Bactria, Agathokles, 171 to 160 BC. Cupro-nickel didrachm.
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Denomination : Cupro-nickel didrachm.  These coins are struck on an naturally occuring cupro-nickel alloy from Afghanistan, and in spite if appearing bronze like today, they were probably a silvery color when freshly minted, and most like circulated as a silver denomination (a didrachm of about 8 grams).

Size : 22.9 x 23.6 mm. Weight : 8.36 grams.

Reference : SNG ANS 236, MIG Type 147a, Sear-7557.

Grade : VF, well centred and well-struck.  These usually come rough, but this example has good metal, and is far nicer than one normally see's these.

Obverse : Bust of Dionysos right.

Reverse : Panther walking right, with a vine branch to he right, with BASILEWS AGLQOKLEOUS in two lines above and below. 

Price SKU: vcoin3366
US$ 375.00
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Rates for: 04/21/18

Ships from: Canada
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