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. 2243.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.46 gm.

Accession Number

35.114

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Eukratides I to right, diademed and wearing helmet in shape of causia, adorned with ear and horn of bull and crest.
Fillet border.
Reverse: The Dioskouroi charging right on horseback holding long lances and palms.
Inscription in Greek. Monogram at right below forelegs of horses.

Credit Line

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