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Greek coins; Bactria. Euthydemos I , 225-218 BC, Gold Stater (8.37 grams; 17.6 mm.), die-axis 6 o'clock.

Obverse: Diademed head of Euthydemos I right (young face), wearing taenia, surrounded by a border of dots.

Reverse: Nude Heracles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile rocks. Greek legen: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYθYΔHMOY Of the King Euthydemos. Monogram in upper top left. Surrounded by a border of dots.

          Probably the finest specimen known of this attractive.

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