Bactrian Silver Tetradrachm of King Euthydemos II - C.2214 - For Sale

Bactrian Silver Tetradrachm of King Euthydemos II - C.2214
Price: $7500.00
Obverse: Bust of the King Crowned with a Diadem Reverse: Nude Herakles Holding a Club and a Wreath Euthydemus II was the son of Bactrian King Demetrius I and was named after his grandfather. While little is known about his life, Euthydemus II came to power at some point around 190 B.C., either following his father’s death or alongside him as coregent. Euthydemus II is represented on his coinage as a boy, and it is likely that he died quite young. Numismatically, he has the distinction of being one of three Bactrian kings, along with Agathocles and Pantaleon, under whom coins were minted in nickel. Believed to have been struck between 190 and 160 B.C. for certain denominations, these coins were the first to be struck in nickel and the only known use of this metal for coinage until the 19th century. Origin: Afghanistan Circa: 190 BC to 185 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Bactrian Medium: Silver

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