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

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Obverse King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Kharoshthi letter sa  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, monogram at left, Kharoshthi letter bu  right, topped with circle and crescent, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa / Ayasa
Date c. 1st century BCE
Weight 9.49 gm.
Diameter 24 mm.
Die axis 10 o'clock
Reference MIG 854k, Sen 105.362T
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: 627.09
US$ 85.00
  • € 77.96
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  • CAD 113.29

Cotation au: 01/30/23

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