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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Menandros I

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Menander to right, wearing diadem and elaborate, crested Bactrian helmet. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Athena standing to left, aegis on left arm, thunderbolt in right hand. In field at left: Greek sigma; at right: monogram. Ground line. Same...

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Provenance

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 402); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for £ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 313.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 9.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.512

Medium or Technique

silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins