Greek Coins :
Bactrian Silver Coins : Bactrian Silver Tetradrachm of King Antimachos I
Bactrian Silver Tetradrachm of King Antimachos I - C.2300
0.375" (1.0cm) high
Location: United States
Obverse, diademed, draped bust of Antimachos I,
wearing Kausia; pellet border, surrounding;
??S???OS T???, right; ?????????, left; Poseidon,
draped, standing half-left, holding trident and
leaf, centre; monogram, in bottom-right field.
Antimachos I was a Graeco-Bactrian King that
from around 185 to 170 B.C. His dates, known
to us from his coins, have been deduced on the
strength of the fact that he applied the suffix T???
(“god”) on his coinage, following the precedent
by his contemporary Antiochus IV, the Seleucid
Conceived in the Attic standard, Antimachos is
shown wearing the Kausia, a broad-brimmed
Macedonian hat, a deliberate iconographical link
the Macedonian Kings. Poseidon, the god of the
ocean and great rivers is customarily represented
the reverse of Antimachos’ coinage and may well
a reference to the provinces around the Indus
where he may have been a governor.