Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Hermaios

Greek
Late Hellenistic period
about 90–70 B.C.


Mint: northwestern India, Uncertain mint

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2247.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.80 gm.

Accession Number

35.689

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hermaios right, diademed.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Zeus, laureate, seated left on throne with back; his right hand extended; in left sceptre.
To left monogram.

Indian inscription (Maharajasa tratarasa Hermayasa)

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; May 2, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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