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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 causia, adorned with ear and horn of bull and crest. Fillet border. Reverse: The Dioskouroi charging right on horseback holding long lances and palms. To right [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. 2243.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.46 gm.

Accession Number

35.114

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins