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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with head of Diodotos I, struck in the name of Antiochos II

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Obverse: Diademed head of Diodotos I to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Zeus advancing to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis with Gorgoneion on left arm. In the field at left and above eagle to left a symbol. Ground line; border of dots. Inscription in Greek in left and right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. 1, 1913, p. 405, no.1672); by date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., November 13, 1958, for $ 186.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 255–235 B.C.

Mint

Aï Khanoum (?), Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 307.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.1008

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins