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Drachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Archebios

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Archebius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Zeus facing, holds long scepter in left hand, thunderbolt in right. Monogram at right and inscription in Kharosthi around. (see media screen for monogram and inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen AG, April 13, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 90–80 B.C.

Mint

Northwest India (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.249

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins