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).   But many reference list them as bronzes, as then found today they often have a patina similar to ones seen on bronze.

Size : 21.3 x 22.3 mm.  Weight : 7.35 grams.

Reference : Sear-7557.  MACW 1684 var.

Grade : VF but with the typical rough surfaces.

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: vcoin5962
US$ 260.00
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Rates for: 01/16/18

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