INDO-SCYTHIAN, AZES II Silver tetradrachm, Zeus left type, Senior 105.811.

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Price: US$ 45.00 € 39.66
£ 32.99
AUD 62.31
CHF 41.18
CAD 56.1
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Description
Obverse King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Kharoshthi letter ji  at right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY / AZOY
Reverse Zeus standing left, holding Nike aloft in outstretched right hand, holding sceptre in left, Nike in turn holding out a diadem, monogram at left, Kharoshthi letter bu  right, topped with Greek Β, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa / Ayasa
Date c. 1st century BCE
Weight 8.76 gm.
Diameter 23 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference MIG 853h, Sen 105.811T
Comments Senior feels this type is a posthumous issue.

A Note on the tetradrachms of Azes II: Azes II issued a wide array of tetradrachms that can be bewildering even to advanced collectors. The obverse is typically the so-called "KMW" or King mounted with whip. The reverses feature different deities: sometimes Zeus, sometimes Pallas Athena, sometimes a city goddess, and a given deity can be in different poses. The next criteria for differentiation is the monograms and/or letters on the reverse. Finally, there are distinguishing Kharoshthi letters on the obverse in front of the horse.
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