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The Coin Galleries: Indo-Greeks: Demetrius III (c. 100 BCE)

Demetrius (or Demetrios) III was another short-lived king His coins are all rare, and all carry the same monogram. Known types are a silver tetradrachm, a silver drachm and a bronze quadruple. The silver coins carry a diademed, bare-headed bust of the king right and a standing Zeus on the reverse, similar to the coins of Heliocles II. The bronze coins have a bust of the king wearing an elephant scalp head-dress and a very unusual reverse: a winged fulmen or thunderbolt. I have not been able to obtain photos of any of the coins.

     
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