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Coin of Kingdom of Baktria with head of Eukratides I

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Obverse: Head of Eukratides I, wearing diadem and helmet, to the right [Greek inscription] Reverse: Dioscuri on horseback charging to the right, holding long lances and palms (?); inscription partially cut off [Kharoshti inscription] Sqaure flan.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA from Kirkon Minassian, 1939.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 170–145 B.C.

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

19 x 21 mm; 7.66 gm

Accession Number

39.791

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins