Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Antimachos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 185–170 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2239.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm.

Accession Number

35.202

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Antimachos I to right, wearing chlamys, diadem and flat hat.
Reverse: Poseidon, facing, wearing himation and wreath; holding trident in right hand and in lowered left hand, palm branch bound with fillet.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monogram at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)