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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.17 gm.

Accession Number

35.123

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins