Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Demetrios I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200–185 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2237.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.17 gm.

Accession Number

35.123

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Demetrios I to right, diademed, wearing elephant’s scalp.
Dotted circle around.
Reverse: Young Herakles facing; holds club in left hand and wears lion’s skin; with right hand crowns himself with ivy wreath.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monogram at left.

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

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