Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Heliokles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 145–130 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2244.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm.

Accession Number

35.124

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Heliokles right, draped and diademed.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus, laureate, facing, clad in himation, holds winged thunderbolt and long sceptre.
Greek inscriptions in field and exergue. Monogram in field at left.

Note that the handwritten inscription in the record is not correct. There seems to be no trace of Zeus in the inscription in the exergue.

Credit Line

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