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Baktria, Indo-Greek kingdom. MENANDER I Soter
Baktria, Indo-Greek kingdom. MENANDER I Soter AR Drachm. EF+. Athena Alkidemos.

Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing left, shield decorated with aegis over arm, hurling thunderbolt; monogram to right; Karosthi inscription around.

A precious exemplar of this interesting coin, 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 Budas faith.

EF+ condition, almost uncircullated, conserving absolutely full details in both sides, strong relief and high quality silver.

Bopearachchi 16I; SNG ANS 879-92. circa 155-130 b.C. 2,4 g - 17 mm
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