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E-auction 558-492079 - bby_629327 - SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Tétradrachme bilingue

SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Tétradrachme bilingue VF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 24 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 15:06:40
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme bilingue
Date: c. 12 AC - 15 AD.
Mint name / Town : Taxila
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière. Joli droit et patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Le roi à cheval passant à droite, tenant une tête d’éléphant de la main droite ; devant le cheval, un monogramme.
Obverse legend : BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOU// AZOU.
Obverse translation : (Roi des Rois très grand Azoy).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE KHAROSHTHI .
Reverse description : Zeus debout, la tête tournée à droite, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche ; de chaque côté un monogramme.
Reverse translation : (Roi des Rois très grand Azès).

Commentary


Émission posthume.

Historical background


SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES

(58-12 BC)

Azes I never conquered the domain of Hermaios (Paropamisades). On the other hand, he seized Taxila and is a contemporary of Zoïle II (55-35 BC).

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