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Ramón
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« on: April 06, 2008, 07:18:22 am »

Can anyone identify these two bactrian coins? I only collect roman coins, but I have these two and I don't have nothing of bibliography about bactrian coins or another ancient empires like parthia.

The first coin is Menander Soter, but I don't konw nothing more about this. The mint maybe Pushkalavati? Pushkalavati seems the most usual.


The second maybe Hermaio, I don't know nothing more.


Are these coins quite common? and what state of conservation do you think that they have?
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 07:11:42 pm »

Sorry I can't be of any help at this time.  I do have the reference books for this series but they are in the mail and I don't expect to see them for three months.  I am in the middle of a move back to the US mainland.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 07:20:25 pm »

I'm relatively new to Greco-Indian and Greco-Bactrian coins, but what I do know is that the silver drachms of Menander are more common than silver drachms of other Greek rulers in India and Bactria.
I hope this helps.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 03:41:35 pm »

Thanks Howard and Aamil  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 04:25:34 pm »

The first coin is Menander but the second coin is not.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 04:31:56 pm »

You second coin might be Antialkidas.  See the coins at this site.
http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/indogreek/indogreek.html
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 06:01:16 pm »

Looking at the second coin, I'm going to have to attribute the second coin to the Greco-Bactrian/Indian King Hermaeus.
Either that or it's a posthumus issue of King Hermaeus.

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 06:02:02 pm »

I will admit however, that the reverses of the coin of Hermaeus and Antialkidas are very much the same. Perhaps the reverses served as some sort of heraldic badge, so to speak?
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 07:16:03 pm »

The second coin clearly says Hermaios. Why the back and forth?

SNG ANS 1375; Bopearachchi 11G.

The frist coin is Menander. SNG ANS 739ff; Bopearachchi 7E.

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 08:10:33 pm »

It's no back and forth, I was just wondering why the reverse of Ramon's Hermaios Drachm and the reverse of the Antialkidas Drachm posted by Howard Cole look the same.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008, 09:41:33 pm »

They're not exactly the same; the Antialcidas reverses include an elephant.  Heliocles I uses a Zeus enthroned reverse on a scarcer issue. So does Amyntas.  tom
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2008, 02:04:32 pm »

Many thanks, i have enough information about the coins to continue looking for and reading about bactrian empire.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2013, 03:40:47 am »

The first coin is menander
The second is a coin I have , I forgot the name
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