Trichalkon of Kingdom of Baktria with elephant's head, struck under Demetrios I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200–185 B.C.


Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 11.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.11

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Elephant’s head right, with bell around neck.
Reverse: Caduceus.
At left: monogram. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Utoquai 47, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 298); purchased at Sternberg auction 13 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour