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Live auction - bgr_623691 - BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - APOLLODOTUS II Drachme

BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINGDOM - APOLLODOTUS II Drachme AU/XF
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2020/10/27 14:00:00
bgr_623691
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 85-65. AC.
Mint name / Town : Punjab
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,32 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant une fine usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d’Apollodote II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse legend : BASILEWS SWTHROS KAI FILOPATOROS / APOLLODOTOU.
Obverse translation : (du roi sauveur et qui aime son père Apollodote).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE KHAROSHTHI "MAHARAJASA TRATARASA APALADATASA”.
Reverse description : Athéna Promachos marchant à gauche, casquée,, drapée, tenant de la main gauche le bouclier orné de la Gorgone et de l’égide pendante et brandissant un foudre de la main droite.
Reverse translation : (du roi sauveur Apollodote).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux avec le monogramme à gauche.

Historical background


BACTRIA - BACTRIAN KINDOM - APOLLODOTOS II

(85-65 avant J.-C.)

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