Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Archebios

Hellenistic Period
about 90–80 B.C.

Mint: Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 314.


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 9.29 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Helmeted, diademed, draped bust of Archebius to right.
Inscription around.
Reverse: Zeus, half-draped standing facing on a ground line, scepter-staff in left hand and thunderbolt in raised right.
Monogram at lower left and inscription around 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 357a [from the Swabi hoard]); 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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour