Indo-Greek, Bactria. Menander I, c.155-130 BC. AR Drachm.
Indo-Greek, Bactria. Menander I, c.155-130 BC. AR Drachm. Uncertain Mint, Probably In The Paropamisadai Or Gandhara.
Obv: Diademed bust of the king facing right, Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ - MENANΔPOY (BASILEOS SOTEROS MENANDROU). Rev: Athena Alkidemos hurling thunderbolt to left, monogram in the right field, Kharoshthi legend: Maharajasa Tratarasa Menandrasa.
An eye catching example of fine workmanship with attractive tone. A few small spots of red wax residue, as is sometimes seen on some achademic ancient coins due to the taking of wax impressions during the 19th century.
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