BACTRIA, AGATHOCLES or AGATHOKLES: AE large unit of Goddess/Lion. SCARCE!

Ancient Coins - BACTRIA, AGATHOCLES or AGATHOKLES: AE large unit of Goddess/Lion. SCARCE!
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Obverse Goddess (Lakshmi) walking left, holding flower, Brahmi legend: Rajane Agathukleyasasa
Reverse Lion standing right,
     Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ
Date c. 185-170 BCE
Weight 10.47 gm.
Dimensions: 20 x 20 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference MIG 152, Bop 10, SNG ANS 242-255
Comments One of the first Greek coins aimed at an Indian audience. There is an Indian style deity (thought by some to represent Lakshmi holding a lotus blossom), a square flan (recall that Mauryan coins were typically square), a legend in Brahmi, and a weight-standard that seems to be associated with an Indian standard.
Precio SKU: 89.06
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Cotización al: 01/24/21

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