INDO-SCYTHIAN, AZES II Silver tetradrachm, Athena reverse. CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDO-SCYTHIAN, AZES II Silver tetradrachm, Athena reverse. CHOICE!
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Obverse King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Kharoshthi letter kra  at right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY / AZOY
Reverse Pallas Athena standing right, holding right hand outstretched, holding spear in left, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa rajatirajasa mahatasa / Ayasa
Date c. 1st century BCE
Weight 9.73 gm.
Diameter 25 mm.
Die axis 5 o'clock
Reference MIG 848i, Sen 98.328T
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.

Prix SKU: 627.07
US$ 95.00
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  • CAD 120.74

Cotation au: 09/25/21

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