Indo-Greek, Bactria. Menander I, c.155-130 BC. AR Drachm.

 

 

Indo-Greek, Bactria. Menander I, c.155-130 BC. AR Drachm.

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  • 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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