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Creator Nationality: Afghanistan, Bactrian period (3rd-2nd century BC), Demetrios I
Creator Name-CRT: Afghanistan, Bactrian period (3rd-2nd century BC), Demetrios I
Title: Tetradrachm: Bust Wearing Elephant-Scalp Headdress (obverse)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -20
Creation End Date: -19
Creation Date: 200-190 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coins
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: Diameter: 3.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1999.318.a
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Style or Period: Afghanistan, Bactrian period (3rd-2nd century BC), Demetrios I
Context: Bactria (in present-day Afghanistan) was an Indo-Greek kingdom founded in the aftermath of Alexander the Great's invasion of India in 326 bc. The depictions of rulers found on these coins represent a realistic type of portraiture, similar to that found on coins in the West.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1999.318.a
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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