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Lot 41: BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Archebios. 75-65 BC. AR Tetradrachm

AUCTION:  Pars Coins (Auction 378)

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  • Sold Winning Bid: $1,325
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BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Archebios. Circa 75-65 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.20 gm; 29 mm). Diademed and draped bust right / Zeus standing facing, brandishing thunderbolt and holding long scepter; monogram to left. Bopearachchi 2F; SNG ANS 1285. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Small chipping on reverse field at 7. Good style. Choice EF. Nice original find patina. Extremely Rare. "Similar coin in better condition was hammered at CNG Mail Bid Sale 82 in 2009 for $13000" "Archebios was among the late rulers of the Indo-Greek kingdom, which had been greatly reduced in size as a result of the Skythian migrations and the growth of their domains under Maues. Very little is known of his reign except for his coinage; the monograms of which show that his area of control was Taxila and its environs. He was the last to rule there before the city was taken by Maues. Archebios’ coinage is relatively rare. His tetradrachms are typically found with a helmeted bust, and other types, such as the present coin, are extremely rare."

Lot Details
  • Offered By: Pars Coins
  • Lot #: 41
  • Listing #: 3446
  • Closed: Friday, July 29, 2022 11:13:20 AM CT
  • Estimate: $1,250