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E-auction 371-283387 - SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Drachme bilingue

SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Drachme bilingue VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 24 €
End of the sale : 25 May 2020 14:00:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Drachme bilingue
Date: c. 55-35 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain, Gandhara
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,21 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, taché des deux côtés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Azès à cheval à droite, vêtu avec un grand manteau, tenant une lance de la main droite.
Obverse legend : BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOU// AZOU.
Obverse translation : (Roi des rois très grand Azès).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE KHAROSHTHI.
Reverse description : Athéna Alkidémos debout à droite, tenant une javeline transversale et un bouclier de la main gauche et bénissant de la main droite.
Reverse translation : (Roi des Rois très grand Azès).

Commentary


Exemplaire de style particulier.

Historical background


Scythia - UNITED INDO-SCYTHE - AZES

(58-19 BC)

Azes I never conquered the area Hermaios (Paropamisades). However, he grabbed Taxila and contemporary Zoilus II (55-35 BC).

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