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5658295. SOLD $8950

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.93 g, 12h). Diademed and helmeted heroic bust left, seen from behind, brandishing spear in right hand / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY around, EYKPATIΔOY in exergue, the Dioskouroi, holding palm fronds and spears, on horses rearing right; monogram in lower right field. Bopearachchi 8B; Bopearachchi & Rahman 255; SNG ANS 485; MIG Type 179a; HGC 12, 132. Toned with iridescence, some porosity, marks, tiny edge split. Near EF.

Ex John Marshall Collection (Spink 198, 19 March 2009), lot 375.