2744 - Gandhara/Punjab (uncertain mint) (Agathocleia/Strato I) (AE Athena/Heracles) over Diomedes (Dioscuri/bull) (Bopearachchi 2008, 3)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2744


110 BCE - 100 BCEΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΘΕΟΤΡΟΠΟΥ ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΙΑΣ | Maharajasa tratarasa dhramikasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Just Savior)

Images
Overstriking coin
SO_2065_-_Gandhara-Punjab_(uncertain_mint)_(Agathocleia)_(AE_Athena-Heracles).png
Overstruck variety
Diomedes Dioscuroi bull 1.jpeg [1]
Traces of the overstruck variety
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Location/history
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : Muhammad Riaz Babar Archaeological contextArchaeological context: Hoard: Pandayale 2000

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΘΕΟΤΡΟΠΟΥ ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΙΑΣ (Greek) Head of Athena right, wearing a crested Boiotian helmet. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Maharajasa tratarasa dhramikasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Just Savior) (Kharoshthi) Heracles seated on rock left, holding club. In inner right field, monogram.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Taxila Ancient regionAncient region. Gandhara Modern countryModern country: Afghanistan AuthorityIdentifies the issuing power. The authority can be "pretended" when the name or the portrait of X is on the coin but he/she was not the issuing power. It can also be "uncertain" when there is no mention of X on the coin but he/she was the issuing power according to the historical sources: Agathocleia Theotropos (Indo-Greek queen, 2nd century BC), Indo-Greek kingdom, Strato I (Indo-Greek king, c. 125-110 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 110 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 100 BCE hellenistic periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
MetalThe physical material (usually metal) from which an object is made.: Bronze Nomisma.org WeightWeight of the numismatic object (in grams). in grams: 8.638.63 g <br />8,630 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: denomination B
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 2222 mm <br />2.2 cm <br /> StandardStandard.: Indian module
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Bopearachchi 2002, p. 13-14., Bopearachchi 2008, p. 247, n° 3 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Mitchiner 19751Mitchiner 1975, p. 170, type 307., Bopearachchi 19912Bopearachchi 1991, p. 251 and pl. 34, série 3., HGC 123HGC 12, n° 317.
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Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΔΙΟΜΗΔΟΥ (Greek) Dioscuroi standing facing, holding spears (visible on reverse: traces of Dioscuroi and legend) ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Maharajasa tratarasa Diyumitasa (of Great king Diomedes the Savior) (Kharoshthi) Bull standing right. Below, monogram (visible on obverse: back part and legend)
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Taxila Ancient regionAncient region.  Gandhara Modern countryModern country: Afghanistan AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Diomedes Soter (Indo-Greek king, c. 115-105 BC), Indo-Greek kingdom
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 115 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 105 BCE Hellenistic 323-30 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius. : denomination B StandardStandard. : Indian module
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Mitchiner 19751Mitchiner 1975, p. 205, type 354, Bopearachchi 19912Bopearachchi 1991, p. 298, pl. 45, série 10, HGC 123HGC 12, n° 286.
Coin series web reference overstruckCoin series web references overstruck:
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: exceptional Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: sure
RemarksRemarks:

References

  1. a b  Mitchiner, Michael (1975), Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian coinage, London,
  2. a b  Bopearachchi, Osmund (1991), Monnaies gréco-bactriennes et indo-grecques : catalogue raissoné, Paris, 459 p., 69 pl.
  3. a b  Hoover, Oliver D. (2013), Handbook of coins of Baktria and ancient India : including Sogdiana, Margiana, Areia, and the Indo-Greek, Indo-Skythian, and native Indian states south of the Hindu Kush, fifth century BC to first century, Lancaster-London,