Tetradrachm of Kindgom of Northwest India with bust of Antialkidas
about 130–120 B.C.
Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2345.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.42 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Antialkidas, diademed, facing left, wearing aegis and thrusting with lance in right hand.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
Reverse: Mountain god radiate, draped, standing left; he holds sceptre in left hand; behind him elephant with raised trunk, left, with bell on neck and on his head Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand.
In field, monogram.
Inscription above and below
Prakrit inscription in Karosthi letters on the reverse: Maharajasa jayadrarasa Antialkidasa
By 1947: with Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York (said to be from General Haughton Collection); purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch, February 13, 1947, for $ 875.00
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)