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Diodotus I Soter as Satrap

Diodotus I in the name of Antiochus II

Diodotus I
Gold stater, 250 BC
8.15 g., 17 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt, wreath and eagle in left field / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY
   



Diodotus I
Gold stater, 250 BC
8.26 g., 17 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY N monogram and eagle in left field



Diodotus I
Silver tetradrachm, 250 BC
16.76 g., 25 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY M monogram and eagle in left field



Diodotus I
Silver tetradrachm, 250 BC
16.06 g., 26 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY monogram and eagle in left field




Diodotus I
Silver drachm, 250 BC
4.01 g., 17 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY N monogram and eagle in left field



Diodotus I
Bronze dichalkon, 250 BC
6.96 g., 21 mm.
Bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos
Crossed caducei / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY


Diodotus I as King (256 or 245 BC – 235 BC) or Diodotus II (235-225/224 BC)

Diodotus I or II, as king
Gold stater, 250-230 BC
8.24 g., 18 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)



Diodotus II, as king
Gold stater, 230 BC
8.15 g., 19-20 mm.
Bust of king facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)





Diodotus I or II, as King
Silver tetradrachm, 240 BC
16.75 g., 26 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)
     M monogram and eagle in left field



Diodotus I or II, as King
Silver drachm, 240 BC
3.58 g., 18 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)
     monogram in right field



Diodotus I or II, as King
Silver hemidrachm, 240 BC
1.78 g., 13 mm.
Bust of Diodotus facing right
Zeus standing left, hurling thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)
     monogram in right field



Diodotus I or II, as King
Bronze dichalkon, 240 BC
5.74 g., 21 mm.
Bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos
Pallas Athena standing facing, holding spear / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)



Diodotus I or II, as King
Bronze chalkous, 240 BC
3.25 g., 17 mm.
Bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos
Pallas Athena standing facing, holding spear / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)



Diodotus I or II, as King
Bronze lepton (hemi-chalkous), 240 BC
1.75 g., 13 mm.
Bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos
Pallas Athena standing facing, holding spear / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY (of King Diodotos)  


Euthydemus I (224–195 BC)

Early coinage

Euthydemus I, Gold stater, 230-220 BC
Gold stater, 230-220 BC
8.14 g., 18 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY no monogram (appears to have been erased from the die at top left)




Euthydemus I, Silver tetradrachm, 230-220 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 230-220 BC
16.33 g., 27 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower right field




Euthydemus I, Silver drachm, 230-220 BC
Silver drachm, 230-220 BC
4.06 g., 17 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in upper left field




Euthydemus I, Bronze dichalkon (doule unit), 230-220 BC
Bronze dichalkon (doule unit), 230-220 BC
9.69 g., 22 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, within dotted border
Horse prancing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY




Euthydemus I, Bronze chalkous (unit), 230-220 BC
Bronze chalkous (unit), 230-220 BC
5.48 g., 21 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, within dotted border
Horse prancing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY




Euthydemus I, Bronze hemi-lepton (quarter unit), 230-220 BC
Bronze hemi-lepton (quarter unit), 230-220 BC
0.87 g., 8 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, within dotted border
Horse prancing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY



Later coinage

Euthydemus I, Silver tetradrachm, 220-200 BC
Euthydemus I, Silver tetradrachm, 220-200 BC
16.51 g., 29 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower right field




Euthydemus I, Silver tetradrachm, 220-200 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 220-200 BC
16.28 g., 29 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower right field




Euthydemus I, Silver tetradrachm, 220-200 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 220-200 BC
16.55 g., 28 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on his thigh, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower right field




Euthydemus I, Silver hemidrachm, 220-200 BC
Silver hemidrachm, 220-200 BC
2.05 g., 14 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower right field




Euthydemus I, Silver hemidrachm, 220-200 BC
Silver hemidrachm, 220-200 BC
0.64 g., 10 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on his right knee, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower right field




Euthydemus I, Silver hemiobol, 220-200 BC
Silver hemiobol, 220-200 BC
0.35 g., 9 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, within dotted border
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on his right knee, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower right field



Euthydemus I, Bronze dichalkon (doule unit), 220-200 BC
Bronze dichalkon (doule unit), 220-200 BC
6.76 g., 25 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, within dotted border
Horse prancing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY



Demetrius I Anicetus (200 – 180 BC)

Also king of Paropamisade and Arachosia

Demetrius I, Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
17.03 g., 35 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field





Demetrius I, Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
15.79 g., 33 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field




Demetrius I, Silver drachm, 200-185 BC
Silver drachm, 200-185 BC
4.17 g., 21 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field



Demetrius I, Silver obol, 200-185 BC
Silver obol, 200-185 BC
0.70 g., 13 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field



Demetrius I, Silver obol, 200-185 BC
Silver obol, 200-185 BC
0.64 g., 12 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field



Demetrius I, Copper hexa-chalkon (sextuple unit), 200-185 BC
Copper hexa-chalkon (sextuple unit), 200-185 BC
20.81 g., 33 mm.
Shield with gorgon's head in the center
Trident, monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY



Demetrius I, Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
11.80 g., 28 mm.
Elephant head right, trunk raised and bell around neck
Caduceus, monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY



Demetrius I, Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
11.83 g., 27 mm.
Elephant head right, trunk raised and bell around neck
Caduceus, monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY
(Photo, courtesy Wilfried Pieper)



Demetrius I, Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
6.54 g., 25 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, club over his shoulder
Artemis standing facing, holding bow in left hand, drawing arow from quiver on back with right hand / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower right field



Demetrius I, Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
6.78 g., 24 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, club over his shoulder
Artemis standing facing, holding bow in left hand, drawing arow from quiver on back with right hand / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower right field



Demetrius I, Clay ! tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
Clay tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
4.13 g., 25 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY




Euthydemus II (185-180 BC)

Euthydemus II, Silver tetradrachm, 185-180 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-180 BC
16.96 g., 32 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and holding oout wreath in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower left field




Euthydemus II, Silver drachm, 185-180 BC
Silver drachm, 185-180 BC
3.85 g., 19 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and holding oout wreath in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower left field



Euthydemus II, Silver obol, 185-180 BC
Silver obol, 185-180 BC
0.69 g., 11 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and holding oout wreath in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower left field



Euthydemus II, Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 185-180 BC
Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 185-180 BC
11.89 g., 29 mm.
Laureate head of Apollo facing right, pearled border around
Tripod, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower left field



Euthydemus II, Cupro-nickel dichalkon (double unit), 185-180 BC
Cupro-nickel dichalkon (double unit), 185-180 BC
7.67 g., 24 mm.
Laureate head of Apollo facing right, pearled border around
Tripod, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower left field





Euthydemus II, Cupro-nickel chalkous (single unit), 185-180 BC
Cupro-nickel chalkous (single unit), 185-180 BC
4.99 g., 22 mm.
Laureate head of Apollo facing right, pearled border around
Tripod, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower left field




Euthydemus II, Cupro-nickel lepton (half unit), 185-180 BC
Cupro-nickel lepton (half unit), 185-180 BC
1.42 g., 18 mm.
Laureate head of Apollo facing right, pearled border around
Tripod, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY monogram in lower left field




Antimachus I Theos (171–160 BC)

Antimachus I, Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC
16.88 g., 34 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing kausia, pearled border around
Poseidon standing facing, holding trident with his right hand and palm branch in his left arm, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOY ANTIMAXOY monogram in lower right field




Antimachus I, Silver drachm, 174-165 BC
Silver drachm, 174-165 BC
4.13 g., 18 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing kausia, pearled border around
Poseidon standing facing, holding trident with his right hand and palm branch in his left arm, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOY ANTIMAXOY monogram in lower right field



Antimachus I, Silver hemidrachm, 174-165 BC
Silver hemidrachm, 174-165 BC
2.01 g., 15 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing kausia, pearled border around
Poseidon standing facing, holding trident with his right hand and palm branch in his left arm, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOY ANTIMAXOY monogram in lower right field



Antimachus I, Silver obol, 174-165 BC
Silver obol, 174-165 BC
0.70 g., 11 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing kausia, pearled border around
Poseiden standing facing, holding trident with his right hand and palm branch in his left arm, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOY ANTIMAXOY monogram in lower right field



Antimachus I, Copper di-chalkon, 174-165 BC
Copper di-chalkon, 174-165 BC
6.54 g., 24 mm.
Elephant walking right
Winged Nike walking left, holding palm branch in left hand and wreath in outstretched right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIMAXOY monogram in lower right field



Antimachus I, Copper tri-chalkon, 174-165 BC
Copper tri-chalkon, 174-165 BC
12.60 g., 20 x 19 mm.
Elephant walking right
Thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIMAXOY
Ref: MIG 132, Bop 7





Antimachus I, Copper half chalkous, 174-165 BC
Copper half chalkous, 174-165 BC
2.72 g., 20 x 14 mm.
Elephant walking right
Thunderbolt / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIMAXOY




The Pedigree Series

Antimachus I, Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC
Antimachus I, Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC commemorating Diodotus I or II, as King
16.79 g., 33 mm.
Diademed head of Diodotus facing right, pearled border around / Greek legend: ΔIOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ
Nude Zeus standing left, holding aegis over his outstretched left arm and hurling thunderbolt with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΘEOY ANTIMAXOY monogram in lower right field, wreath and eagle in left field



Antimachus I, Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC commemorating Euthydemus I
16.67 g., 33 mm.
Diademed head of Euthydemus facing right / Greek legend: EYΘΔHMOY ΘEOY
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΘEOY ANTIMAXOY monogram in lower right field




Demetrius II (175–170 BC)

Also king of Paropamisade and Arachosia

Demetrius II, Silver tetradrachm, 175-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 175-170 BC
16.16 g., 30 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Athena standing facing, holding shield in left hand, spear in right / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field



Demetrius II, Silver drachm, 175-170 BC
Silver drachm, 175-170 BC
3.97 g., n.a. Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field




Agathocles (190–180 BC) also king of Paropamisade

Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
16.90 g., 30 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
16.73 g., 33 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver drachm, 185-170 BC
Silver drachm, 185-170 BC
4.15 g., 18 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field



Agathocles, Silver hemidrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver hemidrachm, 185-170 BC
1.69 g., 14-15 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field



Agathocles, Nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
Nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
8.07 g., 20 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field





Agathocles, Cupro-nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
Cupro-nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
7.44 g., 23 mm.
Laureate head of Dionysos facing right
Panther standing right with raised paw, grape vine before / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in exergue





Agathocles, Cupro-nickel chalkous or single unit, 185-170 BC
Cupro-nickel chalkous or single unit, 185-170 BC
3.29 g., 18 mm.
Laureate head of Dionysos facing right
Panther standing right with raised paw, grape vine before / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in exergue



Agathocles, Copper double karshapana, 185-170 BC
Copper double karshapana, 185-170 BC
14.45 g., 22 x 27 mm.
Female deity moving left, holding flower Brahmi legend: Rajane Agathukleyasasa
Lion standing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ




Agathocles, Copper one and a half karshapana, 185-170 BC
Copper one and a half karshapana, 185-170 BC
11.10 g., 20 x 20 mm.
Female deity moving left, holding flower Brahmi legend: Rajane Agathukleyasasa
Lion standing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ



Agathocles, Copper dichalkon, 185-170 BC
Copper dichalkon, 185-170 BC
4.90 g., 20 x 14 mm.
Railed tree, Kharoshthi legend below: hiranasme (golden hermitage)
Six-arched hill, Kharoshthi legend below: akathukreyasa / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ



The Pedigree Series

Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Alexander the Great
16.49 g., 31 mm.
Head of Alexander facing right, wearing lion scalp, pearled border around / Greek legend: AΛEXANΔPOY TOY ΦIΛIΠΠOY
Zeus enthroned left, holding sceptre behind him with his left hand and holding eagle in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field





Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Diodotus I, as Satrap
16.54 g., 32 mm.
Diademed head of Diodotus facing right, pearled border around / Greek legend: ANTIOXOY NIKATOPOΣ
Nude Zeus standing left, holding aegis over his outstretched left arm and hurling thunderbolt with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower right field, wreath and eagle in left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Diodotus I or II, as King
16.79 g., 32 mm.
Diademed head of Diodotus facing right, pearled border around / Greek legend: ΔIOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ
Nude Zeus standing left, holding aegis over his outstretched left arm and hurling thunderbolt with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower right field, wreath and eagle in left field





Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Euthydemus I
15.59 g., 29 mm.
Diademed head of Euthydemus facing right / Greek legend: EYΘΔHMOY ΘEOY
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower right field





Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Demetrius I
16.43 g., 35 mm.
Diademed head of Demetrius facing right, wearing elephant-scalp head-dress, pearled border around, Greek legend: ΔHMHTPIOY ANIKHTOY
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Pantaleon
15.73 g., 35 mm.
Diademed head of Pantaleon facing right, pearled border around, / Greek legend: ΠANTAΛEONTOΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ
Zeus enthroned left, holding sceptre behind him with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
16.81 g., 29-31 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Eucratides I (171–145 BC) also king of Paropamisade, Arachosia, Gandhara, Western Punjab

Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
16.94 g., 33 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides)





Eucratides I, Silver drachm, 171-145 BC
Silver drachm, 171-145 BC
4.08 g., 19 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides)



Eucratides I, Silver hemidrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver hemidrachm, 171-145 BC
2.05 g., na Diademed bust of king facing right, dotted border around
Dioscuri standing facing, holding spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides) (photo courtesy CNG)




Eucratides I, Silver obol, 171-145 BC
Silver obol, 171-145 BC
0.68 g., 12 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, dotted border around
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides)




Eucratides I, Silver obol, after 145 BC
Silver obol, after 145 BC
0.46 g., 10 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides)

 



Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
16.71 g., 34 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around,
     the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)




Eucratides I, Gold stater, 171-145 BC
Gold stater, 171-145 BC
8.47 g., 20 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, dotted border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)




Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
16.97 g., 32 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)





Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
16.96 g., 34 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)



Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
17.18 g., 33 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)



Eucratides I, Silver drachm, 171-145 BC
Silver drachm, 171-145 BC
4.05 g., 19 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)



Eucratides I, Silver drachm, perhaps after 145 BC
Silver drachm, perhaps after 145 BC
4.15 g., 20 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, dotted border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)





Eucratides I, Silver obol, 171-145 BC
Silver obol, 171-145 BC
0.61 g., 11 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, dotted border around,
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides)



Eucratides I, Silver hemi-obol, 171-145 BC
Silver hemi-obol, 171-145 BC
0.27 g., 9 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, dotted border around,
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides)





Eucratides I, Bronze octuple, 171-145 BC
Bronze octuple, 171-145 BC
29.59 g.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides) (photo courtesy CNG)





Eucratides I, Bronze quadruple, 171-145 BC
Bronze quadruple, 171-145 BC
15.80 g.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides) (photo courtesy CNG)





Eucratides I, Bronze double, 171-145 BC
Bronze double, 171-145 BC
6.83 g., 23 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)





Eucratides I, Bronze double, 171-145 BC
Bronze double, 171-145 BC
6.26 g., 22 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)





Eucratides I, Bronze single unit, 171-145 BC
Bronze single unit, 171-145 BC
2.70 g., 14 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)



Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
16.13 g., 34 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king seen from behind, ruled border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull and the king holding a spear in a thrusting position
Dioscuri riding horses prancing right, carrying spears and palms / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)



Pedigree Issues

Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
17.00 g., 32 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around,  the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ / EYKPATIΔHΣ (Great King Eucratides)
Jugate busts of Heliocles and Laodice, Laodice wearing diadem, / Greek legend: HΛIOKΛEOYΣ / KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ (Heliocles and Laodice), Bead and reel border around





Eucratides I, Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 171-145 BC
14.76 g., 33 mm.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king seen from behind, bead and reel border around, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull and the king holding a spear in a thrusting position, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ / EYKPATIΔHΣ (Great King Eucratides) /
Jugate busts of Heliocles and Laodice, Laodice wearing diadem, / Greek legend: HΛIOKΛEOYΣ / KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ (Heliocles and Laodice), Bead and reel border around


See also - Coins of Eucratides I as Indo-Greek King


Diodotus III Plato (145-140 BC)

Plato, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.92 g.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Helios, radiate, standing in quadriga facing, holding spear / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ // ΠΛATΩNOΣ (photo courtesy CNG)



Plato, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.65 g., 33 mm.

Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Helios, radiate, standing in quadriga facing, holding spear / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ // ΠΛATΩNOΣ



Plato, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.70 g., na Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Helios, radiate, standing in quadriga moving right / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ ΠΛATΩNOΣ, MN below (photo courtesy CNG)



Plato, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.32 g., 31 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Helios, radiate, standing in quadriga moving right / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ ΠΛATΩNOΣ, MN below



Plato, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.14 g., 32 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Helios, radiate, standing in quadriga moving right / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ ΠΛATΩNOΣ, MH below



Plato, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.67 g., 34 mm.
Helmeted bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Helios, radiate, standing in quadriga moving right, monogram at right / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ ΠΛATΩNOΣ, MZ below




Eucratides II (145 – 140 BC)

Eucratides II, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.78 g., 32 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Nude Apollo standing facing, holding arrow in right hand, bow in left, monogram at lower left / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ // EYKPATIΔOY




Eucratides II, Silver drachm, 145-140 BC
Silver drachm, 145-140 BC
4.21 g., 21 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, dotted border around
Nude Apollo standing facing, holding arrow in right hand, bow in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ // EYKPATIΔOY (photo courtesy CNG)



Eucratides II, Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-140 BC
16.99 g., 33 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Nude Apollo standing facing, holding arrow in right hand, bow in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EYKPATIΔOY




Heliocles I (145 – 130 BC)

Heliocles I, Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
16.89 g., 32 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Zeus standing facing, holding thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ (of King Heliocles, the Just)



Heliocles I, Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
14.15 g., 32 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Zeus standing facing, holding thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ (of King Heliocles, the Just)



Heliocles I, Silver drachm, 145-130 BC
Silver drachm, 145-130 BC
2.01 g., 20 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Zeus standing facing, holding thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ (of King Heliocles, the Just)



Heliocles I, Silver drachm, 145-130 BC
Silver drachm, 145-130 BC
3.73 g., 17 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Zeus standing facing, holding thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ (of King Heliocles, the Just)



Heliocles I, Silver drachm, 145-130 BC
Silver drachm, 145-130 BC
3.04 g., 19 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Zeus standing facing, holding thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ (of King Heliocles, the Just)





Heliocles I, Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
9.44 g., 31 mm.
Diademed and Helmeted bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Zeus enthroned left, holding winged Nike in right hand, spear in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ (of King Heliocles, the Just)





Heliocles I, Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 145-130 BC
2.13 g., 17 mm.
Diademed and Helmeted bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Zeus enthroned left, holding winged Nike in right hand, spear in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / HΛIOKΛEOYΣ (of King Heliocles, the Just)

 

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