Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with bust of Eukratides I

Hellenistic Period
about 170–145 B.C.

Mint: Baktria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 310.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Eukratides I to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: The Dioskouroi riding to right, holding lances and palm-branches.
Monogram at right. Inscription above and below.
Ground line; faint border.


By date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30 and May 1, 1958, lot 311 [as from the Afghanistan hoard, 1951]); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for
£ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour