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Stater of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Athena, struck under Menandros

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Obverse: Bust of Athena, draped and wearing crested helmet, to right,. Fillet border. Reverse: Indian horned owl standing to right, wings closed, on ground line. At left A. Fillet border.


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 397); by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 21. 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 700.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 155–130 B.C.


Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 312.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins