Tetradrachm of King Eukratides the Great of Bactria - 170 BC

A large, medallic coin minted by the Bactrian King, Eukratides the Great, circa 170 - 145 BC.

The obverse with a bold portrait of Eukratides, shown as a chubby boy, with a round chin, plump cheeks and slightly parted lips. The young King is dressed in fine robes and wears a Bactrian helmet with long crest and bull's horn and ear.

The reverse with the Dioscuri, the mythological twins who would become the two brightest stars in the Gemini constellation. The brothers are shown on rearing horses, dressed in long robes, carrying spears and palm branches and with star topped caps. A monogram below and the Greek legend, announcing:

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ 

"Of Great King Eukratides"

 

An impressive piece. 

 

Tetradrachm of King Eukratides the Great of Bactria - 170 BC. A large, medallic coin minted by the Bactrian King, Eukratides the Great, circa 170 - 145 BC. The obverse with a bold portrait of Eukratides, shown as a chubby boy, with a round chin, plump cheeks and slightly parted lips. The young King is dressed in fine robes and wears a Bactrian helmet with long crest and bull's horn and ear. The reverse with the Dioscuri, the mythological twins who would become the two brightest stars in the Gemini constellation. The brothers are shown on rearing horses, dressed in long robes, carrying spears and palm branches and with star topped caps. A monogram below and the Greek legend, announcing: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ  "Of Great King Eukratides"   An impressive piece.   

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