Leu Numismatik AG
Auction 13  27 May 2023
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Lot 161

Estimate: 5000 CHF
Price realized: 9000 CHF
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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I, circa 200-185 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 33 mm, 16.79 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 his left; in inner left field, monogram. Bopearachchi 1F. HGC 12, 63. MIG 103c. SNG ANS 190. An attractively toned and boldly struck example with a particularly vigorous portrait. Tiny marks and with a very minor area of corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

Ex Hess-Divo 307, 7 June 2007, 1352 and Münzen & Medaillen AG 85, 11 April 1997, 141.
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