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Bactrian Greek/Indo-Greek

To discuss the fascinating coinage of the Bactrian/Indo-Greek kingdom. Many of these beautiful coins are bilingual. The Indo-Greek coins were the first coins minted in India with the image of the ruler instead of punchmarks.

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Comment by Deven Kane on January 30, 2010 at 6:59pm
Zoilios II

Comment by Deven Kane on January 30, 2010 at 7:00pm
Appollodotus II

Comment by Deven Kane on January 30, 2010 at 7:00pm
Lysias Aniketos - copied the title and the elephant hat of Demetrius I

Comment by Deven Kane on January 30, 2010 at 7:01pm
Demetrius I of Baktria Tetradrachm

Comment by Amit Udeshi on January 30, 2010 at 7:34pm
Nice coins Deven Ji, I am very much interested in Indo-Greek coins, however none of these coins turn up for sale in Mumbai. From where do you purchase these beautiful coins in such great condition. Also if you don't mind how much do you spend approx. on any of these coins and are these easily available? Thanks in advance.

Warm Regards,
Amit Udeshi.
Comment by Amit Udeshi on April 29, 2010 at 5:45pm

Indo-Greek, Ruler Menander , Circulation: 160 - 145 BC , Silver Drachm , Diademed Bare Bust Viewed From Behind Looking Left With Javelin , Taxila Mint , Thin Horn Silver , Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ

Indo-Greek, Ruler Menander , Circulation: 160 - 145 BC , Silver Drachm , Pallas Holding Aegis Advancing Left , Brandishing Thunderbolt In Raised Right Hand , Shield On Left Arm Standing , Taxila Mint , Thin Horn Silver , Reverse
Comment by sureshkumar kallakuri on July 15, 2010 at 12:45am
In do Greek collection is one of my Favorited ones. I am very glad to join in this group.
Comment by Deven Kane on July 15, 2010 at 1:04am
Indo Greek and Bactrian coins can be very unique. Was preparing a presentation for the ancient coin club and saw this coin of Agathokles with Balarama and Krishna ... way beyond my pay grade ...sold for 15K about 5 years back.

Comment by Kriengkrai Hirunpunthip on December 17, 2011 at 11:39am

Hi, I have collected Indo-Greek coins for few years. I have some question about

coin making. They're made by casting or striking ?   

Comment by Deven Kane on December 17, 2011 at 12:12pm

They are made by striking.  CNG is offering a reverse die of Demetrius for sale in its recent auction http://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=199954

 

I have been told that there are a few Indo-Scythian coins (I think of Maues) that are cast,

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