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Greek Coins; Bactria. Diodotos II ? as King 256-239 BC, Gold Stater (8.17 grams; 17.2 mm.), die-axis 6 o'clock.

Obverse: Bust of Diodotos II ? (young face) right, wearing taenia, surrounded by a border of dots.

Reverse: Zeus standing left, with agis draped over left arm, and hurling thunderbolt, on ground line. Greek legen: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIOΔOTOY Of the King Diodotos. An eagle standing left at his feet, wreath above. Surrounded by a border of dots. Extremely fine.

          Probably the finest specimen known of this attractive.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (AN972516001)

          They are many variations in design, this very rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, seldom found outside museum collections.