Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Hippostratos
about 65–55 B.C.
Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 316.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 9.14 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Hippostratos to right.
Reverse: King, helmeted, diademed, and cuirassed, with cloak, on horseback to right.
Below: letter and monogram; around: inscription in Kharosthi.
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 469 [from Rawalpindi]); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for £ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour