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Trichalkon of Kingdom of Baktria with elephant's head, struck under Demetrios I

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Obverse: Elephant's head right, with bell around neck. Reverse: Caduceus. At left: monogram. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)


By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Utoquai 47, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 298); purchased at Sternberg auction 13 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200–185 B.C.


Baktria (Kingdom)


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 11.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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