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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C
Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios). Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.
(33 mm,16.68 g, 12h)
ex-CNG

At 33mm diameter this is a big coin, for an undoubtedly big man, despite him scoring only two sentences of mention in the surviving ancient written historical record.
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Brian L  [May 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM]
Great portrait, best elephant skin I've ever seen!
mihali84  [May 23, 2011 at 02:36 AM]
Awesome coin! Excellent style!
Minos  [May 27, 2011 at 02:02 PM]
Speechless
maridvnvm  [May 27, 2011 at 04:16 PM]
An incredible piece. That obverse is superb!
cicerokid  [May 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM]
A museum quality coin. That elephant is a masterpeice Superb 5 *****
Bruno V.  [Jun 02, 2011 at 10:50 PM]
!! 5 stars !!
*Alex  [Aug 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM]
Fantastic portrait. A really impressive coin.
David Atherton  [Aug 16, 2011 at 06:53 PM]
5 stars indeed! Most impressive.
4to2CentBC  [Apr 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM]
the crisply detailed elephant skin is the clincher. I may have to look closer at this series.
Pscipio  [Apr 04, 2012 at 08:43 AM]
A spectacular example of this underrated series of coins.
kc  [Jun 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM]
a coin of my dreams!!!
n.igma  [Dec 05, 2013 at 01:30 AM]
The detail on this coin is outstanding. It has to be among the absolute best of the best.
kelly r2  [Mar 04, 2014 at 04:33 AM]
Absolute primo coin ! Thanks for sharing.
Numis-Student  [May 29, 2014 at 06:36 AM]
beautiful coin.
Mark Z  [Jul 17, 2014 at 02:19 AM]
From far away, this coin looks as though it was minted yesterday! It's even better up close! 5 Stars!
Matthew C5  [Jan 23, 2015 at 01:33 PM]
Incredible! I only wish I made enough to have one half as nice!