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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC AE Trichalkon - Bopearachchi Series 5E
Elephant head right, bell around neck / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Caduceus, ΦΛΩ monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 5E; SNG ANS 209-11; Mitchiner 108b; Sear 7533.
(25 mm, 12.28 g, 12h)
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cicerokid  [May 30, 2011 at 09:40 AM]
Quality elephant in a quality bactrian set
n.igma  [Dec 06, 2013 at 09:04 PM]
The more I look at this coin the more amazed I am at the subtle detail that is preserved. The snakes' eyes on the caduceus! I've never seen that before. Additionally, the patina is superb in its uniform and even development and the residual earthen encrustations only add to it. An exceptional and absolutely stunning example of the type and possibly the best of the best bronzes in the galley.
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