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Greek Coins; Bactria. Diodotos I as Satrap in the name of Antiochos II of Syria, 256 BC, Gold Stater (8.52 grams; 18 mm.), die-axis 6 o'clock.

Obverse: Bust of Diodotos I right, wearing taenia, an ancient soft insignificant fault on the head, but without the regular test-cut, surrounded by 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. Surrounded by a border of dots. Very fine.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (AN1359428001)

          They are many variations in design, this rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints.