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Indo-Baktrian Kingdom – 57 BC

King Azes I

From Ancient Galleries

Obverse: Zeus standing left, holding torque in extended right hand and cradling scepter in left arm.
Reverse: Nike standing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm frond with long fillets in left.

LEGEND SYMBOLS
Obv: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZOY, legend in Greek. Zeus standing left, holding torque in extended right hand and cradling scepter in left arm. Rev: Kharosthi legend,Azes Text pronounced, “Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa” legend translation, ”of the Great King of Kings Azes”. Nike standing right, holding wreath with long, broad, and angular fillets in extended right hand and palm frond with long flowing fillets in left; Azes Monogram monogram in lower right field.

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DOCUMENTATION
Value: Bilingual Tetradrachm. Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 9.65 grams. Mint: Perhaps Bannu. Date: 57-35 BC.
Attribution: Senior 76.4 T; MIG type 738a (drachm); CNG 88, lot 632; cf. BN 109-111 (drachm).

Legend, Documentation and Attribution

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