Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 170–145 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2242.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.92 gm.

Accession Number

35.108

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Eukratides I to right, diademed, draped, and wearing helmet in shape of causea adorned with ear and horn of bull and crest.
Fillet border.
Reverse: The Dioskouroi charging right, holding long lances and palms.
Greek inscriptions above and below; monogram at right.

Credit Line

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