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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Heliokles

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Obverse: Bust of Heliokles right, diademed. Fillet border. Reverse: Zeus, laureate, facing clad in himation, holds winged thunderbolt and long sceptre. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions in field, around and in exergue.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 145–130 B.C.

Mint

Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2244.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm.

Accession Number

35.124

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins