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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1879,0401.5

  • Denomination

    • stater
  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Bust of Diodotus facing to right wearing diadem.
    (reverse) Zeus standing to left holding thunderbolt in right hand and aegis draped over left arm. Eagle and Wreath in left field.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 250BC-200BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 8.46 grammes
    • Diameter: 19 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΟΔΟΤΟΥ
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Basileus Diodotou
      • Inscription Translation

        Of the king Diodotus
  • Bibliography

    • Holt 1999 F6.3 bibliographic details
    • Bopearachchi 1991 p.147, Serie 1 bibliographic details
    • BMC India (Greek & Scythic) p3.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2011 March-July, London, BM, 'No Equal in All the World: Artistic Legacies from Herat, Afghanistan'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1879

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1879,0401.5

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • ISp3.1

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