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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Demetrios I

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Obverse: Bust of Demetrios I to right, diademed, wearing elephant's scalp. Dotted circle. Reverse: Young Herakles facing; holds club in left hand and wears lion's skin; with right hand crowns himself with ivy wreath. Inscription at left and right. To l. [monogram]. (See media screen for...

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1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200–185 B.C.


Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2237.


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.17 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins