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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with head of Euthydemos I, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Diademed head of Euthydemos I to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles seated on rock to left, left hand on rock, right hand holding club resting on rock. At right: monogram. Around and in exergue: Greek inscriptions. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht; November 19, 1997: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 185–180 B.C.


uncertain, Baktria (Kingdom)


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 16.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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