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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Northwest India with bust of Philoxenos

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Philoxenos to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: King, helmeted, diademed, and cuirassed, with cloak, on horseback to right. Monogram below and inscription in Kharosthi around. (see media screen for monogram and inscriptions)

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 453 [from Prangark]); 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 125–110 B.C.

Mint

Northwest India (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 315.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.513

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins