Saturday, December 30, 2017
One of the best coins ever
In the process of investigating that prior time traveling coin post, I came across this coin, which simply has to be the most dynamic, coolest coinage ever.
It's another Bactrian/Greek king, Eucratides I, eyeing an enemy and getting ready to chuck a spear at him.
On that day I become king, I'm having the coins of my realm stamped with something similar.
Eucratides I (Greek: ; reigned c. 171–145 BC), sometimes called Eucratides the Great, was one of the most important Greco-Bactrian kings, descendants of dignitaries of Alexander the Great. He uprooted the Euthydemid dynasty of Greco-Bactrian kings and replaced it with his own lineage. He fought against the Indo-Greek kings, the easternmost Hellenistic rulers in northwestern India, temporarily holding territory as far as the Indus, until he was finally defeated and pushed back to Bactria. Eucratides had a vast and prestigious coinage, suggesting a rule of considerable importance.