Drachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Menandros I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 155–130 B.C.


Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2245.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.65 gm.

Accession Number

35.109

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Menandros to right, diademed and draped.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos left, holding aegis in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right.
Monogram at right.
Indian inscription - Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)