Coin of Demetrios, I (reverse)

200–190 BCE
Diameter: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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Demetrios I (222–180 BC) ruled the Indo-Greek kingdom of Bactria from 200 to 180 BC and minted this coin to commemorate his conquests over territories to the south, in present-day Pakistan. He linked his image on his coin to Alexander of Macedon (356–323 BC), who depicted himself with a lion scalp after his conquest of India; Demetrios substituted an elephant for the lion. On the reverse is Hercules, also identified with Alexander.
Coin of Demetrios, I (reverse)

Coin of Demetrios, I (reverse)

200–190 BCE

Afghanistan, Greco-Bactria, Demetrios I (c. 200–180 BCE)

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