Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 170–145 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1993.684

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed bust of Eukratides I left, seen from behind, wearing helmet with ear and horn of bull, spear in raised right hand.
Inscription in Greek above and below bust.
Reverse: Draped busts right of Heliokles and Laodike.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
Monogram at left.

Note that the handwritten record incorrectly placed the monogram at the right of the busts.

Provenance

By 1993: with Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, N.Y. 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, November 17, 1993

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour