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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Apollodotos I

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Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Apollodotos I to right, wearing a kausia (Macedonian hat); bead-and-reel border Reverse: Athena seated left, holding Nike, who crowns the king's name, and a spear, resting her left elbow on shield; monogram in exergue. Inscriptions in Greek in field at left...

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Provenance

By January 2004: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster PA 17608 (auction: Triton VII, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., New York, January 13-14, 2003, lot 696); purchased at Classical Numismatic Group auction on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., February 25, 2004

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 180–160 B.C.

Mint

Baktra, Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 15.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.68

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins