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Tetradrachm of Kindgom of Northwest India with bust of Antialkidas

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Obverse: Bust of Antialkidas, diademed, left, wearing aegis and thrusting with lance in right hand. [inscription] (above); [inscription] (below). Reverse: Mountain god radiate, draped, standing left; he holds sceptre in left hand; behind him elephant with raised trunk, left, with bell on neck...

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Provenance

By 1947: with Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York (said to be from General Haughton Collection); purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch, February 13, 1947, for $ 875.00

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 130–120 B.C.

Mint

Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2345.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.42 gm.

Accession Number

47.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins