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Live auction - bgr_636523 - SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Tétradrachme bilingue

SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZES Tétradrachme bilingue AU
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bgr_636523
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Type : Tétradrachme bilingue
Date: c. 55-35 AC
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,37 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré. Jolie représentation du revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 : Pallas (Athéna) cuirassée et vêtue militairement marchant à droite, levant la main droite et tenant une javeline transversale et un bouclier de la gauche ; de chaque côté un monogramme.
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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