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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)


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.


Northwest India (Kingdom)


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

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The Ancient World


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