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12-25-2009 03:13 PM

help me to identifying this coin
I found this bronze coin,i know only is ancient macedonian and on one side wrhite "BAΣIΛEΩΣ",please help me to identifying this coin ?!

mrichter 12-26-2009 02:22 AM

I can't ID the coin but I think I can give you some additional direction. The full reverse description looks to Demetrios Basliews (Delta HMHTPIOY BASILEWS). There were Macedonian, Seluecid and Bactrian kings with this name.

The obverse had the head wearing an elepahnt sin headress. I know Alexander the Great issued coins wiht this type of bust. THis may narrow the focus to Macedonian and Seluecid coinage.



12-27-2009 12:49 PM

Thanks for reply mrichter,
I found is Demetrius I of Bactria,but im not 100% sure,here is compare with my bronze coin and some good silver example from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demetrius_I_of_Bactria ,i mark the diferent in red.


What you think about,are from same period?

mrichter 12-27-2009 11:07 PM

The difference you note is minor. The difference you note is a monogram. It may denote the mint or be just some other type of mark the minters used to regulate the coinage. There is no doubt that your coin is of Demetrios I of Baktria. Here is another example that is similar:


Try looking at www.cngcoins.com or acsearch.info and you may find an exact match.


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