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Greek Coins; Bactria. Diodotus I as Satrap in the name of Antiochos II of Syria, 256 BC, Gold Stater 8.52 g. 18 mm. die-axis 6 o'clock.
Obverse: Bust of Diodotus I right, wearing taenia, an ancient soft insignificant fault on
the head, but without the regular test-cut, a border of dots.
Reverse: Zeus standing left, with agis draped over left arm, and hurling thunderbolt in right hand, on ground line.
Greek legen: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY Of the King Antioxos.
An eagle standing left at his feet, wreath above, a border of dots.
The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England, (1359450001). American Numismatic Society, New York, U.S.A. (1995.51.48).
They are many variations in design, this rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, solid gold not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.