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21. February 2021
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Lot 380
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos I, Circa 180-165 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.50 g, 11 h), Pushkalavati. Diademed and draped bust of Antimachos to right, wearing flat topped kausia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, standing facing, holding long trident in his right hand and filleted palm branch in his left; in inner right field, monogram of PK. Bopearachchi Série 1B. HGC 12, 106. SNG ANS -. With a fine portrait and a very sharp reverse. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, acquired from Athena Münzhandlung on 7 July 1997.

The coinage of Baktria, present-day Afghanistan, is one of the most romantic and fascinating vestiges of Hellenism. The Greeks basically arrived there with Alexander’s conquering armies (though some Greeks had already been transported there as a place of exile by the Persian kings); after his conquest many remained. It became a province of the Seleucid kings of Syria but its satrap was able to establish it as an independent kingdom in the mid 3rd century BC. The coinage of Baktria and of its successor states further east in the Indus Valley is remarkable for the gallery of outstanding portraits they bear, primarily of rulers whose names and features are known solely from their coins. This coin is no exception: we know virtually nothing about Antimachos save for his portraits, which are remarkable for their beauty and individuality. The soft hat he wears, the Macedonian traveling or hunting cap, the kausia, proved to be one of the longest lasting items of Greek heritage in the East: its direct descendent, the pakol, is worn by Afghans to this day.
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21 Feb 2021 18:10:00 CET
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12 Apr 2021 02:13:50 CEST
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Hammer Price:
1300 CHF by mrasul (Bids: 15)

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Lot 380
Starting Price: 400 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Antimachos I, Circa 180-165 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.50 g, 11 h), Pushkalavati. Diademed and draped bust of Antimachos to right, wearing flat topped kausia. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ Poseidon, nude to the waist, standing facing, holding long trident in his right hand and filleted palm branch in his left; in inner right field, monogram of PK. Bopearachchi Série 1B. HGC 12, 106. SNG ANS -. With a fine portrait and a very sharp reverse. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Lot 381
Starting Price: 300 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, Circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.53 g, 12 h), circa 170-164/3. Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ The Dioskouroi galloping to right, each holding spear and palm branch; below to right, monogram. Bopearachchi Series 1D. HGC 12, 130. SNG ANS 432. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Lot 382
Starting Price: 300 CHF
BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I, circa 170-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 15.74 g, 11 h). BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ / EYKPATIΔHΣ Draped bust of Eukratides I to right, wearing helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear. Rev. HΛIOKΛEOYΣ / KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ Conjoined draped busts of Heliokles, bare headed, and Laodike, wearing tainia, to right; to left, monogram. Bopearachchi 13A. HGC 12, 133. SNG ANS -. Rare dynastic type. Porosity on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
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