Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with head of Diodotos I, struck in the name of Antiochos II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 255–235 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom), Aï Khanoum (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 307.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.1008

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Diodotos I to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Zeus advancing to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis with Gorgoneion on left arm. In the field at left and above eagle to left a symbol. Ground line.
Inscription in left and right fields, downwards.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. 1, 1913, p. 405, no.1672); by date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., November 13, 1958, for $ 186.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour