Drachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Archebios

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 90–80 B.C.


Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.249

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Archebius to right.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Zeus facing, holds long scepter in left hand, thunderbolt in right.
Monogram at right and inscription in Kharosthi around.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen AG, April 13, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour