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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Heliokles

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Heliokles to right. Reverse: Zeus, standing front, holds scepter in left hand, thunderbolt in right. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and in exergue. Monogram at left. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscriptions)


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 145–130 B.C.


Baktria (Kingdom)


Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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