Bactria was one of the easternmost Greek civilizations that bordered the Hindu Kush mountains. It was part of the Persian empire until conquered by Alexander the Great in 329 BC. Afterwards it was part of the Seleucid empire until a revolt in 245 BC led by Andragoras caused it to be overrun by a nomadic tribe and became an independent kingdom. Subsequent nomadic incursions ended the Bactrian empire around 130 BC.

Eukratides I Hover to enlarge Eukratides I

Eukratides I
170 to 145 BC
Bactria Mint
AR Obol
Obvs: Diademed helmeted and draped right.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATOΔOY, Dioscuri caps with palms above. Monogrambelow
10x11mm, 0.70g
Order # G 246
SNG ANS 496, Sear 7578

Meander I Hover to enlarge Meander I

Meander I
155 to 130 BC
Indian Mint
Obvs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY, Elephant right wearing bell around neck.
Revs: Club, monogram left and right. 3 part inscription around.
AE 12x16mm, 2.06g
Order # G 244