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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides II

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Eukratides II to right. Fillet border. Reverse: Apollo, head left, wearing chlamys and boots, holds arrow in right hand, bow in left. Monogram at left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, April 13, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 145–140 B.C.

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 15.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.247

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins