Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 145–140 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 15.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.247

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Eukratides II to right.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Apollo, head left, wearing chlamys and boots, holds arrow in right hand, bow in left.
Monogram at left.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, April 13, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour