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

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Obverse: Bust of Diodotos I to right wearing diadem. Reverse: Zeus, nude, advancing to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis with Gorgoneion on extended left arm. In left field, wreath over a small eagle in partial profile to left with wings slightly raised. At sides,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic period, about 235–223 B.C.

Mint

near Aï Khanoum, Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2233.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.1180

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins