Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Heliokles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 145–130 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

67.915

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Heliokles to right.
Reverse: Zeus, standing front, holds scepter in left hand, thunderbolt in right.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and in exergue. Monogram at left.

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