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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Demetrios II

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Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios II to right. Reverse: Athena stands facing, left hand on shield, right holding spear. Monogram at left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)


By 1966 with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 32, October 20, 1966, lot 174); November 10, 1971: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, About 175–0 B.C.


Baktria (Kingdom)


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 16.51 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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