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Maker(s):Menander I (minted under)
Culture:Greek; Bactrian
Title:Drachm of Menander I Soter
Date Made:Hellenistic Period; 165-130 BCE
Place Made:Bactria (modern Afghanistan)
Measurements:16mm, 3.16g
Accession Number:  MH 2000.2.10.INV
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Obverse: Diademed bust of Menander, facing left, thrusting a spear left with his right hand, aegis on left shoulder; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos standing facing left, brandishing a shield in her left hand and holding a lightning bolt in her right; [Kharosthi writing in margin]

ancient; archaeology; numismatics

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