Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 170–145 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.61 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.914

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted bust of Eukratides I left, spear in left hand.
Reverse: Dioskouroi on horseback to right, holding palms and spears.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue. Monogram below horse at right.

Provenance

By 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, October 11, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour