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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Eukratides I right. Reverse: Apollo standing, looking to right, arrow in raised right hand, bow lowered in left hand. Monogram to left. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection: by 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 6 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, January 28ff., 1924, lot 1794); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 3356); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2747); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 311.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1047

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins