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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Hermaios

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Obverse: Bust of Hermaios right, diademed. (see media screen for inscriptions in Greek) Reverse: Zeus, laureate, seated left on throne with back; his right hand extended; in left sceptre. To left [monogram]. (see media screen) Indian inscription (Maharajasa tratarasa Hermayasa)


By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; May 2, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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

Greek, Late Hellenistic period, about 90–70 B.C.


Uncertain mint, northwestern India

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2247.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.80 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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