INDO-SCYTHIAN, AZES II Silver tetradrachm, Zeus left type, Senior 105.340. CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDO-SCYTHIAN, AZES II Silver tetradrachm, Zeus left type, Senior 105.340. CHOICE!
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Obverse King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Kharoshthi letter sam 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, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa / Ayasa
Date c. 1st century BCE
Weight 9.60 gm.
Diameter 24 mm.
Die axis 9 o'clock
Reference MIG 854i, Sen 105.340T
Comments A CHOICE coin!

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.
Price SKU: 627.51
US$ 100.00
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  • CAD 126.89

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