Drachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Zoilos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 130–120 B.C.


Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.46 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.367

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, cuirassed bust of Zoilos I to right.
Inscription in Greek around and below.
Reverse: Herakles stands front, crowned with ivy, holding wreath in right hand, club and lion’s skin in left.
Monogram at left. Inscription in Prakrit around and below, written in Kharoshthi letters.

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; gift of Münzen und Medaillen AG to MFA, May 13, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Munzen und Medaillen, A. G.