Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Demetrios I
about 200–185 B.C.
Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2237.
Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.17 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Demetrios I to right, diademed, wearing elephant’s scalp.
Dotted circle around.
Reverse: Young Herakles facing; holds club in left hand and wears lion’s skin; with right hand crowns himself with ivy wreath.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monogram at left.
1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)