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Baktrian Kingdom – 150 BC

Zoilos I Dikaios

From Ancient Galleries

Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Zoilos I Dikaios facing right; Greek legend.
Reverse: Herakles standing facing, holding wreath, club and lion skin; Kharosthi legend.

Obv: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔIKAIOY ZΩIΛOY, diademed and draped bust of Zoilos I Dikaios facing right. Rev: “Maharajasa dhramikasa Jhoilasa” legend in Kharosthi script. Nude figure of Herakles standing facing, holding wreath in partially raised right hand while cradling a raised club draped with lion skin over his left arm; monogram in left field.


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Value: Bilingual drachm. Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 2.44 grams. Mint: Baktria. Date: 150-130 BC.
Attribution: Mitchiner 140, Type 256b; Bopearachchi Série 3B; SNG ANS 968-972.

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