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Drachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Diodotos I, struck under Diodotos II

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Diodotos I to right. Reverse: Zeus striding to left, thunderbolt in right hand, aegis on left arm. At left, wreath above eagle. Inscription in Greek in right and left fields, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 235–230/225 B.C.


Aï Khanoum (?), Baktria (Kingdom)


Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 4.25 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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