INDO-GREEK: Menander I Silver tetradrachm, helmeted type. SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDO-GREEK: Menander I Silver tetradrachm, helmeted type. SUPERB!
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Obverse Helmeted bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ // MENANΔPOY
Reverse Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding aegis on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa // menamdrasa
Date c. 160-130 BCE
Weight 9.60 gm.
Diameter 26.5 mm.
Die axis 11:30 o'clock
Reference MIG 217f, Bop 15B, SNG ANS 850-53
Comments Some corrosion, but otherwise a SUPERB specimen! The portrait of Athena on the reverse, and especially the detail on her shield, is amazing (see detail photo below). The coin is on permanent display on the Menander page of the CoinIndia website, where a higher-resolution photo can be seen.
Ancient Coins - INDO-GREEK: Menander I Silver tetradrachm, helmeted type. SUPERB!
Preis SKU: 678.76
US$ 695.00
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