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Auction 8  23 Oct 2021
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Lot 183

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Estimate: 1000 CHF
Price realized: 1900 CHF

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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I, circa 200-185 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.52 g, 12 h), Baktra. Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios I to right, wearing elephant skin headdress. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ΔHMHTPIOY Youthful Herakles, nude, standing facing, crowning himself with a wreath with his right hand and holding club and lion skin in his left; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 1C. HGC 12, 63. MIG 103d. SNG ANS 187. Somewhat porous, otherwise, good very fine.


From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, ex Leu 79, 31 October 2000, 775 and Numismatic Fine Art II, 25-26 March 1976, 311.
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