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Drachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Philoxenos

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Obverse: Bust of Philoxenos to right, diademed. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: King helmeted and diademed on horseback right, horse prancing. In field left Greek letter sigma at right, monogram. [Prakrit inscription-Maharajasa apadihatasa Philasinasa] (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 125–110 B.C.

Mint

Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2246.

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 15 mm. (square) Weight: 2.30 gm.

Accession Number

35.201

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins