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

Obverse: Diademed head of Euthydemus 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.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, (1867,0506.12).

          This extremely rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, solid gold not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.