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Demetrius I Anicetus (200 – 180 BC)

Also king of Bactria

Demetrius I, Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
17.03 g., 35 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field





Demetrius I, Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
15.79 g., 33 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field




Demetrius I, Silver drachm, 200-185 BC
Silver drachm, 200-185 BC
4.17 g., 21 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field



Demetrius I, Silver obol, 200-185 BC
Silver obol, 200-185 BC
0.70 g., 13 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field



Demetrius I, Silver obol, 200-185 BC
Silver obol, 200-185 BC
0.64 g., 12 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower left field



Demetrius I, Copper hexa-chalkon (sextuple unit), 200-185 BC
Copper hexa-chalkon (sextuple unit), 200-185 BC
20.81 g., 33 mm.
Shield with gorgon's head in the center
Trident, monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY



Demetrius I, Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
11.80 g., 28 mm.
Elephant head right, trunk raised and bell around neck
Caduceus, monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY



Demetrius I, Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
Copper tri-chalkon (triple unit), 200-185 BC
11.83 g., 27 mm.
Elephant head right, trunk raised and bell around neck
Caduceus, monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY
(Photo, courtesy Wilfried Pieper)



Demetrius I, Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
6.54 g., 25 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, club over his shoulder
Artemis standing facing, holding bow in left hand, drawing arow from quiver on back with right hand / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower right field



Demetrius I, Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
Copper dichalkon (double unit), 200-185 BC
6.78 g., 24 mm.
Head of Herakles facing right, club over his shoulder
Artemis standing facing, holding bow in left hand, drawing arow from quiver on back with right hand / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY monogram in lower right field



Demetrius I, Clay ! tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
Clay tetradrachm, 200-185 BC
4.13 g., 25 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, wearing elephant scalp head-dress
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY



Pantaleon (Panteleimon) (190–180 BC) king of Arachosia, Gandhara and Western Punjab

Pantaleon, Silver tetradrachm, 185-180 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-180 BC
16.11 g., 31 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Zeus enthroned left, holding sceptre behind him with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠANTAΛEONTOΣ monogram in lower left field




Pantaleon, Cupro-nickel dichalkon (double unit), 185-180 BC
Cupro-nickel dichalkon (double unit), 185-180 BC
7.01 g., 23 mm.
Laureate head of Dionysos facing right
Panther standing right with raised paw / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠANTAΛEONTOΣ monogram in lower left field




Pantaleon, Copper square 1.5 karshapana, 185-180 BC
Copper square 1.5 karshapana, 185-180 BC
12.74 g., 23 x 20 mm.
Female deity moving left, holding flower Brahmi legend: Rajane Patalevasa
Lion standing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠANTAΛEONTOΣ



Agathocles (190–180 BC) of Paropamisade

Also king of Bactria

Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BCC
16.90 g., 30 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
16.73 g., 33 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver drachm, 185-170 BC
Silver drachm, 185-170 BC
4.15 g., 18 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field



Agathocles, Silver hemidrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver hemidrachm, 185-170 BC
1.69 g., 14-15 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field



Agathocles, Nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
Nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
8.07 g., 20 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field





Agathocles, Cupro-nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
Cupro-nickel dichalkon or double unit, 185-170 BC
7.44 g., 23 mm.
Laureate head of Dionysos facing right
Panther standing right with raised paw, grape vine before / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in exergue





Agathocles, Cupro-nickel chalkous or single unit, 185-170 BC
Cupro-nickel chalkous or single unit, 185-170 BC
3.29 g., 18 mm.
Laureate head of Dionysos facing right
Panther standing right with raised paw, grape vine before / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in exergue



Agathocles, Copper double karshapana, 185-170 BC
Copper double karshapana, 185-170 BC
14.45 g., 22 x 27 mm.
Female deity moving left, holding flower Brahmi legend: Rajane Agathukleyasasa
Lion standing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ




Agathocles, Copper one and a half karshapana, 185-170 BC
Copper one and a half karshapana, 185-170 BC
11.10 g., 20 x 20 mm.
Female deity moving left, holding flower Brahmi legend: Rajane Agathukleyasasa
Lion standing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ



Agathocles, Copper dichalkon, 185-170 BC
Copper dichalkon, 185-170 BC
4.90 g., 20 x 14 mm.
Railed tree, Kharoshthi legend below: hiranasme (golden hermitage)
Six-arched hill, Kharoshthi legend below: akathukreyasa / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ



The Pedigree Series

Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Alexander the Great
16.49 g., 31 mm.
Head of Alexander facing right, wearing lion scalp, pearled border around / Greek legend: AΛEXANΔPOY TOY ΦIΛIΠΠOY
Zeus enthroned left, holding sceptre behind him with his left hand and holding eagle in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field





Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Diodotus I, as Satrap
16.54 g., 32 mm.
Diademed head of Diodotus facing right, pearled border around / Greek legend: ANTIOXOY NIKATOPOΣ
Nude Zeus standing left, holding aegis over his outstretched left arm and hurling thunderbolt with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower right field, wreath and eagle in left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Diodotus I or II, as King
16.79 g., 32 mm.
Diademed head of Diodotus facing right, pearled border around / Greek legend: ΔIOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ
Nude Zeus standing left, holding aegis over his outstretched left arm and hurling thunderbolt with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower right field, wreath and eagle in left field





Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Euthydemus I
15.59 g., 29 mm.
Diademed head of Euthydemus facing right / Greek legend: EYΘΔHMOY ΘEOY
Nude Herakles seated left on a pile of rocks, holding club in right hand which he rests on another pile of rocks, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower right field





Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Demetrius I
16.43 g., 35 mm.
Diademed head of Demetrius facing right, wearing elephant-scalp head-dress, pearled border around, Greek legend: ΔHMHTPIOY ANIKHTOY
Nude Herakles standing facing, holding club and lion skin in left hand, and crowning himself with his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC commemorating Pantaleon
15.73 g., 35 mm.
Diademed head of Pantaleon facing right, pearled border around, / Greek legend: ΠANTAΛEONTOΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ
Zeus enthroned left, holding sceptre behind him with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Agathocles, Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 185-170 BC
16.81 g., 29-31 mm.
Diademed head of king facing right, pearled border around
Zeus standing facing, holding sceptre with his left hand and holding Hecate bearing flaming torches in his right hand, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ monogram in lower left field




Apollodotus I (180–160 BC or 174–165 BC)

Bactria: Apollodotus I, Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 174-165 BC
16.47 g., 36 mm.
Diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around
Athena seated left, leaning on shield with left arm and holding Nike in outstretched right hand, monogram below, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY



Indo-Greek: Apollodotus I, Silver Attic weight hemidrachm, 174-165 BC
Silver Attic weight hemidrachm, 174-165 BC
1.74 g., 14 mm.
Elephant walking right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ
Humped bull walking right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apaladatasa tratarasa




Indo-Greek: Apollodotus I, Copper double or hemi-obol, 174-165 BC
Copper double or hemi-obol, 174-165 BC
9.42 g., 21 x 21 mm.
Apollo standing facing, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left, monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ
Tripod within dotted border, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa apaladatasa tratarasa





Indo-Greek: Apollodotus I, Copper double or hemi-obol, 174-165 BC
Copper double or hemi-obol, 174-165 BC
9.65 g., 22 x 22 mm.
Apollo standing facing, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left, no monogram at left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ
Tripod within dotted border, monogram at right,  Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa apaladatasa tratarasa



Indo-Greek: Apollodotus I, Copper single or di-chalkon, 174-165 BC
Copper single or di-chalkon, 174-165 BC
5.48 g., 17 x 18 mm.
Apollo standing facing, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ
Tripod within dotted border, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa apaladatasa tratarasa


Antimachus II Nikephoros (174–165 BC)

Indo-Greek: Antimachus II, Silver drachm, 174-165 BC
Silver drachm, 174-165 BC
2.37 g., 16 mm.
Winged Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm, monogram left, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY ANTIMAXOY
Horseman (king? note the diadem ends) galloping right, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtimakhasa




Indo-Greek: Antimachus II, Copper double or hemi-obol, 174-165 BC
Copper double or hemi-obol, 174-165 BC
8.92 g., 20 x 21 mm.
Aegis, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY ANTIMAXOY
Wreath and palm, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtimakhasa



Eucratides I (171–145 BC)

Also king of Bactria

Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Silver drachm (Indian standard), 171-145 BC
Silver drachm (Indian standard), 171-145 BC
1.50 g., 16 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, bead and reel border around,  the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Dioscuri standing facing, nude, holding spears and palms Kharoshthi legend: rajasa mahatakasa / evukratidasa (of Great King Eucratides)




Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Silver drachm (Indian standard), 171-145 BC
Silver drachm (Indian standard), 171-145 BC
1.01 g., 16 x 15 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, the helmet plumed and decorated with the ear and horn of a bull, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Dioscuri standing facing, nude, holding spears and palms Kharoshthi legend: rajasa mahatakasa / evukratidasa (of Great King Eucratides)



Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Copper unit, 171-145 BC
Copper unit, 171-145 BC
2.27 g., 16 x 14 mm.

Bare-headed, diademed bust of king facing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri Kharoshthi legend: maharajasa / evukratidasa (of King Eucratides)




Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Copper 16-units, 171-145 BC
Copper 16-units, 171-145 BC
28.51 g.
Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Dioscuri mounted on horses prancing right, holding spears and palms, Kharoshthi legend: maharajasa / evukratidasa (of King Eucratides) (photo courtesy CNG)





Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Copper quadruple, 171-145 BC
Copper quadruple, 171-145 BC
8.65 g., 19 x 20 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Dioscuri mounted on horses prancing right, holding spears and palms, Kharoshthi legend: maharajasa / evukratidasa (of King Eucratides)



Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Copper double, 171-145 BC
Copper double, 171-145 BC
3.27 g., 20 x 21 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Dioscuri mounted on horses prancing right, holding spears and palms, Kharoshthi legend: maharajasa / evukratidasa (of King Eucratides)



Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Copper single unit, 171-145 BC
Copper single unit, 171-145 BC
2.26 g., 15 x 15 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Dioscuri mounted on horses prancing right, holding spears and palms, Kharoshthi legend: maharajasa / evukratidasa (of King Eucratides)



Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Copper double, 171-145 BC
Copper double, 171-145 BC
4.02 g., 18 x 17 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
Winged Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm, Kharoshthi legend: maharajasa / rajatirajasa / evukratidasa (of King Eucratides, King of Kings)





Indo-Greek: Eucratides I, Copper double, 171-145 BC
Copper double, 171-145 BC
4.69 g., 17 x 18 mm.

Helmeted and diademed bust of king facing right, / Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of Great King Eucratides)
City Goddess of Kapisa enthroned, holding palm, forepart of elephant at left, mountain at right, Kharoshthi legend: kavisiye nagara devata (deity of Kapisa City)


See also - Coins of Eucratides I as Bactrian King



Menander I Soter (165/155–130 BC)

Attic Standard Coins

Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Attic standard)
Silver tetradrachm
13.28 g. 32 mm.
Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right, bead and reel border around: Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at left, Greek legend at right and left: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY (Basileos Soteros Menandrou ... of King Menander, the Savior)





Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Attic standard)
Silver tetradrachm
13.03 g. na Helmeted bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, bead border around: Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, Greek legend above: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY




Indian Standard Silver Coins

Menander I, Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm
1.05 g. 15 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, continuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Owl standing three-quarters right, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm
2.43 g. 18 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, continuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Seen from in front, Athena Alkidemos standing right, holding aegis on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm
2.44 g. 18 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from in front, Athena Alkidemos standing right, holding aegis on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm
2.45 g. 18 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding sloping shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
Silver tetradrachm
9.78 g. 24 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm
2.31 g. 19 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm
2.37 g. 18 mm.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
Silver tetradrachm
9.79 g. 25 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king right, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monograms at left and right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
Silver tetradrachm
9.84 g. 28 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king right, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monograms at left and right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa




Menander I, Silver drachm (Indian standard)
Silver drachm
2.47 g. 17 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king right, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
Silver tetradrachm
9.74 g. 26 mm.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monograms at left and right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa




Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
Silver tetradrachm
9.60 g. 26 mm.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monograms at left and right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa




Menander I, Silver tetradrachm (Indian standard)
Silver tetradrachm
2.46 g. 16 mm.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monograms at left and right, discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa




Bronze Coins (Indian Standard)

Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
9.40 g. 24 x 22 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Round shield with Gorgon head in center, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend above and below: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
9.86 g. 24 x 22 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Round shield with Gorgon head in center, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend above and below: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
5.92 g. 22 x 22 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Round shield with Gorgon head in center, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
6.91 g. 21 x 21 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Round shield with Gorgon head in center, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
9.57 g. 21 x 21 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Seen from in front, Athena Alkidemos standing right, holding aegis on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Double
Double
5.76 g. 21 x 20 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze 16-tuple
16-tuple
40.63 g. 29 x 25 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Horse prancing right, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze octuple
Octuple
15.17 g. 23 x 24 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Horse prancing right, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
11.41 g. 24 x 24 mm.
Elephant walking left, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Elephant goad, Δ at left, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
8.21 g. 17 x 17 mm.
Elephant walking right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Elephant goad, Δ at left ?, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Double
Double
5.55 g. 20 x 20 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Seen from behind, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm B at right, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Single unit
Single unit
1.97 g. 14 x 14 mm.
Elephant head three-quarters right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Club, monogram at left, A at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Single unit
Single unit
2.57 g. 15 x 15 mm.
Elephant head three-quarters right, A below Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Club, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Single unit
Single unit
2.72 g. 15 x 16 mm.
Elephant head three-quarters right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Club, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Octuple
Octuple
19.98 g. 23 x 24 mm.
Head of bull facing, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Tripod, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Octuple
Octuple
14.71 g. 26 x 25 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Winged Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
9.61 g. 22 x 23 mm.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Winged Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
8.38 g. 22 x 22 mm.
Head of Hercules right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Lion skin, monogram at right, Γ at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa




Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
6.92 g. 23 x 22 mm.
Head of Hercules right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Lion skin, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Quadruple
Quadruple
10.18 g. 20 x 20 mm.
Head of boar right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Palm branch, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa





Menander I, Bronze Half unit
Half unit
1.57 g. 12 x 12 mm.
Eight-spoke wheel (dharmachakra), Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Palm branch, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa tratarasa menamdrasa




In 130-100 BC the kingdom was divided into Paropamisade and Arachosia and Gandhara and Western Punjab

 

 

Philoxenus Anicetus (100-95 BC)

Philoxenus, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.82 g. 27 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY Basileos Aniketou Philoxenou ... (of King Philoxenus, the unconquered)
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monogram above at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / philasinasa





Philoxenus, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.80 g. 27.5 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY Basileos Aniketou Philoxenou ... (of King Philoxenus, the unconquered)
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monogram above at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / philasinasa




Philoxenus, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.39 g. 14 x 14 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monogram below at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / apadihatasa / philasinasa




Philoxenus, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.77 g. 28 mm.
Diademed and helmeted bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monogram below at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / philasinasa




Philoxenus, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.85 g. 26 mm.
Diademed and helmeted bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monogram below at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / philasinasa




Philoxenus, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.41 g. 15 x 15 mm.
Diademed and helmeted bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monograms below at right and left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / apadihatasa / philasinasa




Philoxenus, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
8.80 g. 27 mm.
Seen from behind, diademed bust of king left, holding spear, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monograms below at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / philasinasa




Philoxenus, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.84 g. 27 mm.
Seen from behind, diademed and helmeted bust of king left, holding spear, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Helmeted king mounted on prancing horse right, monograms below at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / philasinasa



Philoxenus, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
7.64 g. 20 x 19 mm.
City goddess standing left, holding cornucopia, and bestowing blessing with outstretched right hand, monogram below at left, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Humped bull standing right, Kharoshthi va below, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / apadihatasa / philasinasa





Philoxenus, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.05 g. 22 x 21 mm.
City goddess standing facing, holding cornucopia, right hand on hip, monogram below at left, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Humped bull standing right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / apadihatasa / philasinasa





Philoxenus, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.52 g. 23 x 21 mm.
Radiate Helios standing facing, holding sceptre in left arm, outstretched right hand bestowing blessing, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Winged Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / apadihatasa / philasinasa




Philoxenus, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
7.94 g. n.a.
Elephant walking right, monogram below,, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Horse walking right, Kharoshthi va below, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / apadihatasa / philasinasa





Philoxenus, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.06 g. 21 x 21 mm.
Lion standing left with one paw raised, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Humped bull standing right, monogram below, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa / apadihatasa / philasinasa

 

 

In 95 DC Kingdom divided into Paropamisade, Arachosia and Gandhara and Western Punjab