INDO-GREEK: Menander AE square hemi-obol or double unit: Elephant/goad. RARE!

Ancient Coins - INDO-GREEK: Menander AE square hemi-obol or double unit: Elephant/goad. RARE!
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Obverse Elephant walking right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Reverse Elephant goad, monogram at right, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa / tratarasa / Menamdrasa
Date c. 160-130 BCE
Weight 8.99 gm.
Dimensions 18 x 17 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference MIG --- (unlisted), Bop 38A, SNG ANS 964
Comments A RARE type on a thick flan, unlisted in Mitchiner. 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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