BACTRIA: Agathocles (or Agathokles) AR tetradrachm of the Pedigree Series. VERY RARE! Bopearachchi Plate Coin!

Ancient Coins - BACTRIA: Agathocles (or Agathokles) AR tetradrachm of the Pedigree Series. VERY RARE! Bopearachchi Plate Coin!
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Obverse Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Reverse Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand
     and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand,
     Greek legend: BAΣIΛETONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ
      monogram in lower left field
Date c. 185-170 BCE
Weight 15.83 gm.
Diameter 31 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference MIG 141, Bop 3A (this coin!), SNG ANS 232
Comments Most catalogs present this coin with the other tetradrachms of Agathocles, but I think it rightfully belongs as the culmination of the Pedigree Series. It uses the reverse legend used on the entire series, which differs from the earlier coins by the addition of the word ΔIKAIOY (just), and in this way joins itself to the pedigree coins.

To see the entire Pedigree coin series, and how this coin fits that series, look at the Agathocles page at the CoinIndia website.
Price SKU: 327.10
US$ 2,495.00
  • € 2,209.82
  • £ 1,879.23
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  • CHF 2,295.15
  • CAD 3,197.59

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