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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Eukratides I left, seen from behind, wearing helmet with ear and horn of bull, spear in raised right hand. Inscription in Greek around and below bust. Reverse: Draped busts right of Heliokles and Laodike. Inscriptions in Greek above and below. Monogram at left. (see...

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Provenance

By 1993: with Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, N.Y. 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, November 17, 1993

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1993.684

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins