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Portrait Struck in High Relief

436187. SOLD $12500

BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Agathokles Dikaios. Circa 185-175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.08 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ, Zeus standing facing, holding Hekate and scepter; monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi 1D; Bopearachchi & Rahman 148-9; SNG ANS 230 (same obv. die); MIG Type 137a; Sunrise –; HGC 12, 81 (same obv. die as illustration). Superb EF, light iridescent toning in devices, hint of die break on nose of portrait, trace of deposits on reverse. Attractive high-relief portrait.


Ex Donald Squires Collection; Freeman & Sear FPL 12 (Winter 2007), no. 83.