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Greece: Bactria, Eukratidas 171-135 BC, tetradrachm, silver 16.8 g. Bust of the king, at back. Dioscuri with spears. Very fine + certificate Knight Dealer Schwanke GmbH Auction Minimum Bid: 350.00 EUR

The isle of Euboea was a trading force in Greece. It began minting in the early 6th C. BCE. Their first coins were stamped on one side only with the anvil die as is this cow in high relief on the front of this Stater from Eretria ca. 550-480 BCE. On the reverse is a stylized squid, the square around it is an impression left by a'punch die.' The cow and squid are common emblems from Eretria