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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

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Obverse: Bust of Eukratides I to right, diademed and wearing helmet in shape of causea adorned with ear and horn of bull and crest. Fillet border. Reverse: The Dioskouroi charging right, holding long lances and palms. To r. [monogram]. [inscription].

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 170–145 B.C.

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2242.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.92 gm.

Accession Number

35.108

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins