Drachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Diodotos I, struck under Diodotos II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 235–230/225 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom), Aï Khanoum (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 4.25 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1973.491

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed bust of Diodotos I to right.
Reverse: Zeus striding to left, thunderbolt in right hand, aegis on left arm.
At left, wreath above eagle.
Inscription in Greek in right and left fields, downwards.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour