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« on: October 15, 2011, 03:23:20 am »

Hello,

I was wondering if you could tell me more about the IndoSaka coin below.





I'd really like to know what date range it fits and what metal it is made from!

Any aditional 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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