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Author Topic: BAKTRIA Greco-Baktrian Kingdom Demetrios I Aniketos - Elephant and caduceus  (Read 152 times)

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Offline Montmercure

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Hello from France,
I hope this "half-fig, half-grape" month of August allows numismatic study. ;-)

Here's what brings me: I purchased the part below.
Its identification does not pose any particular problem (at least I think), a weak point :its weight which seems to me a little weak (9g87).

Where I stumble is on its documentation: all the +/- similar sales that I find refer to "Bopearachchi Série 5", but the cited work cannot be found, it is: O. Bopearachchi, Greco coins -Bactrian and Indo-Greek, Catalog raisonné, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1991.

I am quite (very) far from the BNF or another library that owns this book and would like to know if any of the blog members would have this documentation (not the whole book !! just what concerns my series).

Thank you in advance for your answers and suggestions

Francois

Offline Altamura

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I don't have Bopearachchi's book  :-\, but at least you can see the specimens of the BnF online:
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b85104674     http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb417588000
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8510466q     http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb41758799m
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8510468j      http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb41758801b

They don't refer to the series numbers of Bopearachchi but directly to the page and number of the coin in his book.

Otherwise you can use as reference also SNG ANS 209-211 which can be seen online here:
http://numismatics.org/search/results?q=authority_facet%3A%22Demetrius+I%22+AND+material_facet%3A%22Bronze%22+AND+fulltext%3Aelephant
they are also referring to "Bop 5.E"  :)

Regards

Altamura






Offline Montmercure

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Thank you for the links
Those relating to the BnF refer to particular numbers (17,16 and 14), which must correspond to different states of the 5 or 5E series.

It is to identify my coin that I would like to be able to consult the Bopearachchi pages corresponding to my item.

Offline Altamura

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I bet you will not find anything different from "series 5E"  :).

I just came across this thesis by Frances Ann Marcinkiewicz-Joseph about "Demetrius I of Bactria: An Analysis of Hellenistic Royal Power through Numismatic Evidence", 2016:
https://uh-ir.tdl.org/handle/10657/1491
Perhaps there you find some intersting information about your coin.

Regards

Altamura

Offline Montmercure

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Wonderful for countermark study ..... i'll never find it alone !!
François

 

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