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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

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Obverse: Helmeted bust of Eukratides I left, spear in left hand. Reverse: Dioskouroi on horseback to right, holding palms and spears. (Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue). Monogram at right.

Provenance

By 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, October 11, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.61 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.914

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins