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« on: October 15, 2011, 03:23:20 am »

Hello,

I was wondering if you could tell me more about the Indo-Saka coin below. I'd really like to know what date range it fits and what metal it is made from!

Any additional info is a bonus!!!

Thanks,

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 04:34:01 am »

It seems to be a drachm by indo-scythian ruler Azes II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azes_II):
http://www.acsearch.info/ext-record.html?id=320189,
http://www.acsearch.info/ext-record.html?id=321901

These coins are made of billon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billon_%28alloy%29) and are dated around 35-12 BC (but there are different datings).

What size and weight does your coin have? Is it comparable to the coins I linked here?

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 03:52:37 am »

Thanks  Grin!

The side and weight match well! Just one extra question - I've got several of these coins and similar ones so do you know a cheapish reference book on them?

Thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 11:00:12 am »

Bob Senior's 'Indo-Scythian Coins and History.'
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