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M010CHAIN L F 500x500 - Demetrios I Medallion

Demetrios I Medallion

£9,800

Authentic bronze Greco-Baktrian Kingdom coin of Demetrios I Aniketos minted circa 200-185 B.C. set in 18k yellow gold with citrine and garnet cabochons.

Handmade in Rome.

 

DEPICTED ON THE COIN

Obverse : Head of elephant right, wearing bell around neck.

Reverse : Large kerykeion; BAΣIΛEΩΣ downwards to right, ΔHMHTPIOY downwards to left, monogram to inner left.

 

Measurements: Coin Ø 30mm · Chain length 75cm

 

HISTORY

Born about 222 B.C., Demetrius I, son of Euthydemus, ruled from c.200 to 180 B.C. He was never defeated in battle, earning the epithet Aniketos (“Invincible”). About 180 B.C. he invaded India, conquering the Indus valley and advancing far into the Ganges plain. On his handsome bronze coinage, Demetrius placed the head of an elephant, with a kerykeion on the reverse-the symbolic staff carried by Greek heralds, and by the god Hermes.

 

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*This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.

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