Ancient Coinage of Baktria, Kings, Agathokles


[Bopearachchi Serie 1D]

Agathokles, Indo-Greek King of Baktria ca 185-170 BC.

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Agathokles struck a number of commerative tetradrachms with the names of earlier kings on the obverse: Alexander III, Antiochos Nikator, Demetrius, Diodotus, Euthydemos and Pantaleon.
Bop 1DBaktria, Agathokles. c185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Diademed draped bust right / Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre and statuette of Hekate with two torches; ΦΛT monogram to left. SNG ANS 230. TextImage
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Bop 2Agathokles. AR Drachm. Diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛEYΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ, Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre in left hand and statuette of Hekate bearing torches in right hand, ΛM monogram to left. TextImage
Bop 3ABaktria, Indo-Greek Kings, Agathokles AR Tetrobol. Circa 185-170 BC. Diademed & draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ ΔIKAIOY, Zeus standing facing, head slightly left, holding figure of Hekate with two torches in his right hand, sceptre in left, ΡK monogram before. TextImage
Bop 5AAgathokles, Baktria, AE Double Unit. Draped bust of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos over shoulder / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ above and beneath panther standing right, holding vine in left paw, ΡK monogram below.TextImage
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Bop 9ABaktria, Agathokles. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Drachm. Bilingual series. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ, the Indian god Balarama-Samkarshana standing facing, in ornate headdress, earrings, and sheathed sword, brandishing gada in his right hand, holding plough symbol in left / “Rajane Agathuklayasa” in Karosthi, the Indian god Vasudeva-Krishna standing facing, in ornate headdress, earrings and sheathed sword, holding sankha in his right hand. TextImage
Bop 12BBaktria, Agathokles. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Commemorative issue struck for Alexander III of Macedon. AΛEXANΔΡOY TOY ΦIΛIΠΠOY, head of Herakles right, in lion's skin headdress / BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand, sceptre in left; ΦΛT monogram in inner left field. TextImage
Bop 13ABaktria, Agathokles. c185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head of Antiochos II right / Zeus, naked, walking left, brandishing aegis and thunderbolt; eagle at feet, wreath before, ΦΛT monogram to right. TextImage
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Bop 14vBaktria, Agathokles. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Commemorative issue struck for Diodotos I. ΔIOΔOTOY ΣΩTHΡOΣ, diademed head of Diodotos I right / BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ, Zeus walking left, brandishing thunderbolt in right hand, aegis draped over extended left arm, wreath above eagle standing left in inner left field. Bop. 14 var (no monogram).TextImage
Bop 16BBaktria, Agathokles. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Commemorative issue struck for Euthydemos I. EYΘYΔEMOY ΘEOY, diademed head of Euthydemos I right / BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ, Herakles seated left on rock, holding in his right hand a club set on rocks beside his knee; ΦΛT monogram to right of rock. TextImage
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Bop 18AAgathokles, King of Baktria, AR tetradrachm, Commemorative issue struck in the name of Pantaleon. 185-170 BC. ΠANTAΛEONTOΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ, diademed and draped bust of Pantaleon right. / BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ ΔIKAIOY to right, left and beneath Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and statuette of Hekate. ΡK monogram beneath chair. Bopearachchi Series 18A, 8K; Glenn C129 and C194. SNG ANS -; Mitchener. -; BMC -.TextImage
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