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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

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Obverse: Draped, diademed and helmeted bust of Eukratides to right. Fillet border. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Jugate, draped busts right of Heliocles, bareheaded, and Laodice, diademed. Fillet border. Inscriptions in Greek above, below, and at left. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1969: with Münzen und Medaillen AG., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG., April 10, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.29

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins