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

Greek
Hellenistic period
about 235–223 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom), near Aï Khanoum

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2233.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.1180

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Diodotos I to right wearing diadem.
Reverse: Zeus, nude, advancing to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis with Gorgoneion on extended left arm.
In left field, wreath over a small eagle in partial profile to left with wings slightly raised.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund