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Coins of Indo-Greek Kingdom - Arachosia and Gandhara

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Amyntas Nicator (95-90 BC)

Silver double decadrachm (Attic standard
Silver double decadrachm (Attic standard)
85 g. 65 mm.
Diademed and helmeted bust of king right, bead and reel border around
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding scepter and palm in left arm, and holding Athena in his outstretched right hand, monogram left, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY (Basileos Nikatoros Amyntou ... of King the victor)




Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm (Indian standard)
2.44 g. 17 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding scepter and palm in left arm, and holding Athena in his outstretched right hand, monogram left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amitasa




Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm (Indian standard)
2.36 g. 18 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, wearing kausia, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding scepter and palm in left arm, and holding Athena in his outstretched right hand, monogram left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amitasa




Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm (Indian standard)
2.40 g. 19 mm.
Seen from behind, diademed bust of king right, holding spear in right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding scepter and palm in left arm, and holding Athena in his outstretched right hand, monogram left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amitasa




Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
9.78 g. n.a.
Seen from behind, diademed and helmeted bust of king right, holding spear in right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding scepter and palm in left arm, and holding Athena in his outstretched right hand, monogram left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amitasa




Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm (Indian standard)
2.53 g. 19 mm.
Seen from behind, diademed and helmeted bust of king right, holding spear in right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding scepter and palm in left arm, and holding Athena in his outstretched right hand, monogram left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amitasa





Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.06 g. 21 x 22 mm.
Bust of Zeus/Mithra right, wearing Phrygian cap, scepter on left shoulder, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY
Helmeted Athena standing left, holding spear and shield, monogram left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / jayadharasa / amitasa




Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.14 g. 21 x 22 mm.
Bust of Zeus/Mithra right, wearing Phrygian cap, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / NIKATOPOΣ / AMYNTOY
Helmeted Athena standing left, holding spear and shield, monogram left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / jayadharasa / amitasa

 

 

Peucolaus Soter Dicaeus (90 BC)

Peucolaos, Silver tetradrachm
 Silver tetradrachm
8.85 g. 26 mm.
Bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY KAI ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΠEYKOΛAOY (Basileos Dikaiou kai Soteros Peukolaou ... of King Peucalaos, the just and the savior)
Zeus standing left, holding scepter and conferring blessing with his right hand Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa tratarasa / pi'ukula'asa




Peucolaos, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.06 g. n.a.
Bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY KAI ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΠEYKOΛAOY (Basileos Dikaiou kai Soteros Peukolaou ... of King Peucalaos, the just and the savior)
Zeus standing left, holding scepter and conferring blessing with his right hand Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa tratarasa / pi'ukula'asa





Peucolaos, Silver drachm
Peucolaos, Silver drachm
1.99 g. 17 mm.
Bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY KAI ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΠEYKOΛAOY (Basileos Dikaiou kai Soteros Peukolaou ... of King Peucalaos, the just and the savior)
Zeus standing left, holding scepter and conferring blessing with his right hand Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa tratarasa / pi'ukula'asa

 

 

Menander II Dikaios (90-85 BC)

Silver drachm
Silver drachm
1.64 g. 17 mm.
Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
Winged Nike standing right, holding palm and conferring diadem with her right hand Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / menamdrasa





Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.41 g. n.a.
Helmeted, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
Winged Nike standing right, holding palm and conferring diadem with her right hand Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / menamdrasa




Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.14 g. 18 mm.

Helmeted, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
King riding horse prancing right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / menamdrasa




Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.22 g. 18 mm.

Diademed bust of king left, seen from behind, thrusting spear with right hand,
Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding winged Nike in his right hand, wheel below, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / menamdrasa




Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.24 g. 18 mm.

Diademed bust of king left, seen from behind, thrusting spear with right hand,
Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
Winged Nike standing right, holding palm and conferring diadem with her right hand Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / menamdrasa




Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.63 g. 22 x 25 mm.

Helmeted Athena standing left, holding spear and palm in left hand, conferring blessing with right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
Lion seated left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / dhramikasa / menamdrasa




Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
5.34 g. 19 x 21.5 mm.

Warrior standing three-quarters right, holding spear, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
Lion standing left with paw raised, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / dhramikasa / menamdrasa




Bronze Half unit
Bronze Half unit
0.95 g. 12 x 12 mm.

Hercules standing facing, crowning himself with right hand, holding club and lion skin in left hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔIKAIOY / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Dikaiou Menandriou ... of King Menander, the just)
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / dhramikasa / menamdrasa

 

 

Archebius Dikaios Nikephoros (90-80 BC)

Also ruled in Western Punjab

Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.56 g. n.a.
Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Zeus standing facing, holding a scepter and hurling a thunderbolt, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
6.38 g. 26 mm.
Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Zeus standing facing, holding a scepter and hurling a thunderbolt, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.02 g. 17 mm.
Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Zeus standing facing, holding a scepter and hurling a thunderbolt, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.64 g. 25 mm.
Helmeted, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Zeus standing facing, holding a scepter and hurling a thunderbolt, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Silver drachm
Silver drachm
1.95 g. 16 mm.
Helmeted, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Zeus standing facing, holding a scepter and hurling a thunderbolt, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.43 g. 25 mm.
Helmeted, diademed bust of king left, seen from behind, thrusting spear with right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Zeus standing facing, holding a scepter and hurling a thunderbolt, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa





Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
2.13 g. 18 mm.
Bare-headed, diademed bust of king left, seen from behind, thrusting spear with right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Zeus standing facing, holding a scepter and hurling a thunderbolt, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
9.34 g. 26 mm.
Winged Nike walking left, holding palm and wreath, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Owl standing facing, three-quarters right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
9.24 g. 26 mm.
Winged Nike walking left, holding palm and wreath, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Owl standing facing, three-quarters right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
10.46 g. 26 mm.
Winged Nike walking left, holding palm and wreath, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Owl standing facing, three-quarters right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa



Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
10.80 g. 23 x 25 mm.
Elephant walking right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Owl standing facing, three-quarters right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhra / mikasa jayadhara / sa arkhebiyasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
10.90 g. 25 x 24 mm.
Elephant walking right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Owl standing facing, three-quarters right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhra / mikasa jayadhara / sa arkhebiyasa





Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
11.49 g. 23 x 25 mm.
Elephant walking right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY NIKHΦOPOY / APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Owl standing facing, three-quarters left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhra / mikasa jayadhara / sa arkhebiyasa





Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
10.05 g. 24 x 21 mm.
Bust of Zeus right, holding sceptre over his left shoulder, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔI / KAIOY NIKHΦO /POY APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Palms and caps of the Dioscuri, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhra / mikasa jayadharasa / arkhebiyasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
9.38 g. 23 x 24 mm.
Helmeted bust of king right, holding sceptre over his left shoulder, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔI / KAIOY NIKHΦO /POY APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Palms and caps of the Dioscuri, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhra / mikasa jayadhara / sa arkhebiyasa





Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
9.34 g. 23 x 22 mm.
Helmeted bust of king right, holding sceptre over his left shoulder, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔI / KAIOY INKHΦO /POY APXEBIOY (Basileos Dikaiou Nikephorou Archebiou ... of King the just, the victorious)
Palms and caps of the Dioscuri, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhra / mikasa jayadhara / sa arkhebiyasa

 

 

Telephus Euergetes (75-70 BC)

Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
8.94 g. 26 mm.

Anguiped, with legs ending in lotus blossoms, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYEOΓETOY / THΛEΦOY (Basileos Evergetou Telephou ... of King the benefactor)
Radiate Helios (sun god) and lunate Salene (moon goddess) standing facing, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa kalanakramasa / teliphasa





Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.13 g. 18 mm.

Anguiped, with legs ending in lotus blossoms, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYEPΓETOY / THΛEΦOY (Basileos Evergetou Telephou ... of King the benefactor)
Radiate Helios (sun god) and lunate Salene (moon goddess) standing facing, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa kalanakramasa / teliphasa




Silver drachm
Silver drachm
1.39 g. 16 mm.

Anguiped, with legs ending in lotus blossoms, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYEPΓETOY / THΛEΦOY (Basileos Evergetou Telephou ... of King the benefactor)
Radiate Helios (sun god) and lunate Salene (moon goddess) standing facing, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa kalanakramasa / teliphasa




Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.42 g. 26 mm.

Anguiped, with legs ending in lotus blossoms, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYEPΓETOY / THΛEΦOY (Basileos Evergetou Telephou ... of King the benefactor)
Radiate Helios (sun god) walking right up a pile of rocks, lunate Salene (moon goddess) standing facing, with stars flanking her lunar crown, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa kalanakramasa / teliphasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
8.95 g. 21 x 20 mm.

Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / EYEPΓETOY / THΛEΦOY (Basileos Evergetou Telephou ... of King the benefactor)
Man (fakir?) squatting right, holding a walking stick ? Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / kalanakra / masa teliphasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
7.21 g. 21 x 24 mm.

Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / EYEPΓETOY / THΛEΦOY (Basileos Evergetou Telephou ... of King the benefactor)
Man (fakir?) squatting right, holding a walking stick ? Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / kalanakra / masa teliphasa




Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
Copper hemi-obol or quadruple unit
9.46 g. n.a.
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / EYEPΓETOY / THΛEΦOY (Basileos Evergetou Telephou ... of King the benefactor)
Man (fakir?) squatting right, holding a walking stick ? Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / kalanakra / masa teliphasa