Stater of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Athena, struck under Menandros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 155–130 B.C.


Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 312.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.931

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Athena, draped and wearing crested helmet, to right,.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Indian horned owl standing to right, wings closed, on ground line.
At left A.
Fillet border.

Provenance

By date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30 and May 1, 1958, lot 397); by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 21. 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 700.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour