Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with head of Euthydemos I, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 185–180 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom), uncertain

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 16.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1997.186

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Euthydemos I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles seated on rock to left, left hand on rock, right hand holding club resting on rock. At right: monogram.
Around and in exergue: Greek inscriptions.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht; November 19, 1997: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour