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Obol of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Antimachos I

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Obverse: Bust of Antimachos I to right. diademed and wearing causia, Dotted circle. Reverse: Poseidon, facing, wearing himation and wreath; holding trident in right hand and palm bound with fillet in left hand. To r. [monogram]. [inscription] (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 185–170 B.C.

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2240.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 0.60 gm.

Accession Number

35.199

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins