Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Baktria with head of Diodotos I, struck under Antimachos I

Hellenistic Period
about 180–165 B.C.

Mint: Baktria (Kingdom), Baktra

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 308.


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed head of Diodotos I to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Zeus advancing to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis with Gorgoneion on left arm. In field at left, wreath above eagle. Ground line.
Monogram to right of right leg.
Inscription in left and right fields, downwards, and in exergue.
Border of dots.


By 1912: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 31, May 6ff., 1912, lot 515: from the Captain Hay Collection and the Sir E. C. Bayley Collection); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 569); purchased at the Münzen und Medaiien auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Company, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company, September 17, 1959, for $ 5,457.85 (this is the total price for 59.483-59.489)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour