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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Indo-Greek Kingdoms| > WA97503
Indo-Greek Kingdom, Menander I Soter, 155 - 130 B.C.
|Indo-Greek| |Kingdoms|, |Indo-Greek| |Kingdom,| |Menander| |I| |Soter,| |155| |-| |130| |B.C.|, Menander is the most important Greek king who ruled in India and the only Greek king mentioned in Indian literature. Tradition maintains he was a wise and powerful King, who converted to Buddhism. This is further evidenced by his later coin legends which translate, "follower of the Dharma."
WA97503. Bronze chalkous, Bopearachchi SÚrie 28E, Mitchiner IGIS Type 240a, SNG ANS 923 ff., SNG Cop 310, Mitchiner ACW -, VF, dark green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, scratches, areas of corrosion, chief workshop, Pushkalavati mint, weight 3.479g, maximum diameter 18.3mm, die axis 0o, 155 - 130 B.C.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENAN∆POΣ, elephant head right, trunk raised, bell suspended from neck; reverse Kharosthi legend: Maharajasa Tratarasa Menandrasa (Great King Savior Menander), club of Herakles, vertical, handle down, monogram lower left, A lower right; from the Michael Arslan Collection; $70.00











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