Aug 5, 2011

Coin of Eukratides I

Coin of Eukratides I

170–145 BC

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Silver

Diameter: 3.3 x 0.5 cm (1 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Weight: 17 g (0.6 oz.)

Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski 2011.211.b

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Description

The twins Castor and Pollux were known as the Diosuroi in Greek mythology, and they were the children of Zeus and Leda. Together they also form the constellation Gemini. They frequently appeared on the reverse sides of Greek coinage, riding horses and holding spears, as they do on this Indo-Greek coin from the Hellenistic kingdom of Bactria.

See also
Collection: 
Southeast Asian
Type of artwork: 
Silver
Medium: 
Silver

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