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Coins of Indo-Greek Kingdom - Paropamisade and Arachosia

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Zoilus I Dicaeus (130–120 BC)

Zoilus I, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.80 g. 25 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / ΖΩIΛOY (Basileos Dikaiou Zoilou ... of King Zoilus, the just)
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding wreath in right hand, club and lion skin in left, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / jhoilasa





Zoilus I, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.17 g. 16 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / ΖΩIΛOY
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding wreath in right hand, club and lion skin in left, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / jhoilasa



Zoilus I, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.40 g. 17 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / ΖΩIΛOY
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding wreath in right hand, club and lion skin in left, monogram at left, Winged Nike standing on Hercules's left shoulder, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa dhramikasa / jhoilasa




Zoilus I, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.96 g. 23 x 23 mm.
Head of Hercules right, wearing lion head-dress, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY / ΖΩIΛOY
Within a circular wreath ?, club and bow in its bowcase, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa dhramikasa / jhoilasa



Lysias Anicetus (130–120 BC)

Lysias, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.44 g. 16 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΛYΣIOY (Basileos Aniketou Lysiou ... of King Strato, the unconquered)
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding palm, club and lionskin in left arm, crowning himself with his right hand, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / lisikasa



Lysias, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
1.68 g. 16 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, wearing elephant-scalp head-dress, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΛYΣIOY
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding palm, club and lionskin in left arm, crowning himself with his right hand, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / lisiasa




Lysias, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.39 g. 17 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, wearing kausia, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΛYΣIOY
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding palm, club and lionskin in left arm, crowning himself with his right hand, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / lisikasa




Lysias, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.45 g. 17 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, wearing crested helmet, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΛYΣIOY
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding palm, club and lionskin in left arm, crowning himself with his right hand, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / lisiasa




Lysias, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.39 g. 17 mm.
Helmeted bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand,
     Greek legend around:: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΛYΣIOY
Nude Hercules standing facing, holding palm, club and lionskin in left arm, crowning himself with his right hand, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / lisikasa




Lysias, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.90 g. 18 x 17 mm.
Bust of Herakles right, club on shoulder, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANIKHTOY / ΛYΣIOY
Elephant walking right, monograms below, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa / apadihatasa / lisikasa




Lysias, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
5.33 g. 24 mm.
Bust of Herakles right, club and palm on shoulder, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΛYΣIOY
Elephant walking right, monogram below, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa apadihatasa / lisiasa




Antialcidas Nikephoros (130–120 BC)

Monolingual Attic standard coins

Antialcidas, Silver (Attic weight) tetradrachm
Antialcidas, Silver (Attic weight) tetradrachm
16.73 g. n.a.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, bead and reel border around
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, forepart of elephant at left monogram at right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY Basileos Nikepherou Antialkidou ... (of King Antialcidas, the Victorious)





Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Antialcidas, Silver drachm
2.18 g. n.a.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, bead and reel border around
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, forepart of elephant at left monogram at right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY



Bilingual (Indian standard) coins





Antialcidas, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.79 g. 25 mm.
Diademed, bare-headed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus standing three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, behind Zeus, Elephant walking left with trunk raised, standing on elephant's head, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa





Antialcidas, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.59 g. 26 mm.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus standing three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, behind Zeus, Elephant walking left with trunk raised, standing on elephant's head, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.62 g. 27 mm.
Seen from behind, diademed bust of king left, holding spear in right hand Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus standing three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, behind Zeus, Elephant walking left with trunk raised, standing on elephant's head, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Silver tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm
9.13 g. 24 mm.
Seen from behind, diademed bust of king left, holding spear in right hand Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus standing three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, behind Zeus, Elephant walking left with trunk raised, standing on elephant's head, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.40 g. 17 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, forepart of elephant at left monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa





Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.46 g. 17 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, forepart of elephant at left monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.40 g. na
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, wreath and palm in right hand, forepart of elephant at left, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa





Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
1.76 g. 16 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, wreath and palm in right hand, whole elephant at left, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa





Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.44 g. 16 mm.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, forepart of elephant at left monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.49 g. 17 mm.
Diademed, helmeted bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, forepart of elephant at left monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Silver drachm
Silver drachm
2.43 g. 17 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, wearing kausia, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand, Winged Nike holding wreath in right hand, forepart of elephant at left monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.41 g. 26 mm.
Bust of Zeus right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri (sons of Zeus), monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa





Antialcidas, Bronze Double
Bronze Double
4.00 g. 22 mm.
Bust of Zeus right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri (sons of Zeus), monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa jayadharasa / amtialikidasa





Antialcidas, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
7.65 g. 18 x 17 mm.
Bust of Zeus right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa / jayadharasa / amtialikidasa




Antialcidas, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
9.36 g. na
Bust of Zeus right, thunderbolt over left shoulder, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Caps and palms of the Dioscuri, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa / jayadharasa / amtialikidasa





Antialcidas, Bronze Quadruple
Bronze Quadruple
8.19 g. 17 x 20 mm.
Diademed bust of king right, Greek legend on three sides: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Elephant with raised trunk right, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa / jayadharasa / amtialikidasa

 

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