Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Greek Coins : Bactrian Silver Coins : Bactrian Silver Tetradrachm of King Antimachos I
Click to view original image.
Bactrian Silver Tetradrachm of King Antimachos I - C.2300
Origin: Afghanistan
Circa: 185 BC to 170 BC
Dimensions: 0.375" (1.0cm) high    16.7 Grams
Collection: Numismatics
Medium: Silver

$1,800.00
Location: United States
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Description
Obverse, diademed, draped bust of Antimachos I, wearing Kausia; pellet border, surrounding; reverse, ??S???OS T???, right; ?????????, left; Poseidon, draped, standing half-left, holding trident and palm leaf, centre; monogram, in bottom-right field. Antimachos I was a Graeco-Bactrian King that ruled from around 185 to 170 B.C. His dates, known only 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 set by his contemporary Antiochus IV, the Seleucid King. Conceived in the Attic standard, Antimachos is shown wearing the Kausia, a broad-brimmed Macedonian hat, a deliberate iconographical link to the Macedonian Kings. Poseidon, the god of the ocean and great rivers is customarily represented on the reverse of Antimachos’ coinage and may well be a reference to the provinces around the Indus River where he may have been a governor. - (C.2300)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2018 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting