Tetradrachm of Kindgom of Northwest India with bust of Antialkidas

Hellenistic Period
about 130–120 B.C.

Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.42 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

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