Tetradrachm of Kindgom of Northwest India with bust of Antialkidas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 130–120 B.C.


Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2345.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.42 gm.

Accession Number

47.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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