Stater of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Diodotos I, struck under Diodotos II
about 235–223 B.C.
Mint: Baktria (Kingdom), near Aï Khanoum
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2233.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Diodotos I to right wearing diadem.
Reverse: Zeus, nude, advancing to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis with Gorgoneion on extended left arm.
In left field, wreath over a small eagle in partial profile to left with wings slightly raised.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund