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Live auction - bgr_621666 - SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZILISES Tétradrachme bilingue

SCYTHIA - INDO-SCYTHIAN KINGDOM - AZILISES Tétradrachme bilingue AU
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Type : Tétradrachme bilingue
Date: c. 55-35 AC
Mint name / Town : Taxila
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 9,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré. Très joli revers ainsi qu’une représentation du droit agréable. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Le roi à cheval passant à droite, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite.
Obverse legend : BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOU// AZILISOU.
Obverse translation : (Roi des Rois très grand Azilises).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE KHAROSHTHI .
Reverse description : Niké marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche ; de chaque côté, un monogramme.
Reverse translation : (Roi des Rois très grand Azilises).

Historical background


Scythia - UNITED INDO-SCYTHE - AZILISÈS

(57-35 BC)

The Indo-Scythians are a branch of the Saka (Scythian) Indo-Europeans who migrated from southern Siberia into Bactria, Sogdiana, Kashmir and finally until Arachosia and India from the mid-second century BC. BC to the first century BC. AD The founder is Maues (95/85-60/57 BC). The reign of Azilisès is placed between the reigns of Azes I (57-35 BC) and Azes II (35-12 BC).

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