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Baktria, Indo-Greek kingdom. MENANDER I Soter AR Drachm. EF+. Bust to left holding spear.
Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed heroic bust of Menander I to left, seen from behind, wearing aegis over shoulder and brandishing spear.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing left, shield decorated with aegis over arm, hurling thunderbolt; monogram to right; Karosthi inscription around.

Issued by the mythic king Menander I, the most poweful ruler of the indo-greek kingdom of Baktria and the first western ruler to be converted to Budaīs faith.

EF+ condition, practically uncircullated, conserving absolutely full details in both sides, very bold relief relief and high quality silver.

Bopearachchi 7B. Circa 155-130 b.C. 2,4 g - 16,5 mm
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Tracy Aiello  [May 16, 2019 at 09:33 PM]
Gorgeous coin.
RL  [May 16, 2019 at 09:58 PM]
very nice
Mark R1  [May 29, 2019 at 10:43 PM]
Christian T  [Jun 06, 2019 at 11:44 AM]
Magnificent heroic obverse. All on flan, clear legends, and wonderful design. I have this down as SNG ANS 733-738; Bop. Serie 7B; HGC 187.
quadrans  [Jun 19, 2019 at 08:15 PM]
Great piece ..I like it..