BACTRIAN KINGDOM, Antimachus I: Silver pedigree tetradrachm in honor of Euthydemos I. VARY RARE + CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - BACTRIAN KINGDOM, Antimachus I: Silver "pedigree" tetradrachm in honor of Euthydemos I. VARY RARE + CHOICE!
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Obverse Diademed head of Euthydemos I right, Greek legend at right: EYΘYΔHMOY, at left: ΘEOY, dotted border around
Reverse Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, resting club on right knee, Greek legend: at right: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ, below: ΘEOY, at left: ANTIMAXOY, monogram in right field
Date c. 174-165 BCE
Weight 16.67 gm.
Diameter 33 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference MIG 129, Bop 10, SNG ANS 297-98
Comments Agathocles had issued a series of "pedigree" coins, perhaps to advance his claim to the Bactrian throne in the face of the challenge from Eucratides I. Antimachus also issued two such pedigree coins, naming Diodotos Soter and Euthydemos. Nevertheless, Eucratides was able to wrest control of the throne. The Antimachus pedigree coins are EXTREMELY RARE, and this is a CHOICE specimen, well-centered and in high relief on a large flan.
Prix SKU: 414.07
US$ 7,500.00
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  • £ 5,499.00
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  • CAD 9,589.50

Cotation au: 09/23/21

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