Indo-Greek: Menander I AE square chalkous: elephant type

Ancient Coins - Indo-Greek: Menander I AE square chalkous: elephant type
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Obverse Head of elephant right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Reverse Club, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa / tratarasa / Menamdrasa
Date c. 160-130 BCE
Weight 2.98 gm.
Dimensions 14 x 15 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference MIG 240, Bop 28, SNG ANS 915-933
Comments The square coins of the Indo-Greeks reflect the preference of their Indian subjects for this shape, similar to the punchmarked coins of the Mauryan empire.
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