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. 311.


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Eukratides I right.
Reverse: Apollo standing, looking to right, arrow in raised right hand, bow lowered in left hand.
Monogram to left. Inscription in left and right fields, downwards.


By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection: by 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 6 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, January 28ff., 1924, lot 1794); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 3356); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2747); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour