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Live auction - bgr_541763 - SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Tétradrachme bilingue

SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Tétradrachme bilingue XF
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Starting price : 280 €
Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:27:50
Type : Tétradrachme bilingue
Date: c. 35-19 AC
Mint name / Town : Taxila
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés, court sur la légende de droit. Cavalier bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B

Obverse


Obverse description : Le roi à cheval passant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un étendard de la main gauche ; 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 nicéphore drapé debout à gauche, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (Roi des Rois très grand Azès).

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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