2653 - Gandhara/Punjab (uncertain mint) (Heliocles II) (AE Zeus/elephant) over Agathocleia/Strato I (Athena/Heracles) (Bopearachchi 1989, 4)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2653


90 BCE - 75 BCEΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ | Maharajasa dhramikasa Heliyakreyasa (of Great King Heliokles the Just)

Images
Overstriking coin
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Overstruck variety
Agathocleia Strato I.jpeg [1]
Traces of the overstruck variety
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Location/history
Museum collectionMuseum collection: Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : Oman collection

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ (Greek) Diademed bust of Zeus right. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Maharajasa dhramikasa Heliyakreyasa (of Great King Heliokles the Just) (Kharoshthi) Elephant walking left. In exergue, 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: Heliocles II of Bactria (Indo-Greek king, c. 95-80 BC), Indo-Greek kingdom
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 90 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 75 BCE hellenistic periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
MetalThe physical material (usually metal) from which an object is made.: Bronze Nomisma.org DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: denomination B
StandardStandard.: Indian (Hoover)
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Mitchiner 1975, p. 165, n° 294c., Bopearachchi 1989, p. 56-57, n° 4, pl. V, Bopearachchi 2008, p. 259 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Mitchiner 19751Mitchiner 1975, p. 165, type 294., Bopearachchi 19912Bopearachchi 1991, p. 284 and pl. 42, série 7., HGC 123HGC 12, n° 384.
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΘΕΟΤΡΟΠΟΥ ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΙΑΣ (Greek) Head of Athena right (visible on reverse: top of helmet and part of legend) ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Mahajarassa tratarasa dhramkasa Stratasa (of the Great King Strato the Just Savior) (Kharoshthi) Heracles seated left on rock, holding club. In field, monogram (visible on reverse: part of 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. : 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 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. 170, type 307, Bopearachchi 19912Bopearachchi 1991, p.251, pl. 34, série 3, HGC 123HGC 12, n° 317.
Coin series web reference overstruckCoin series web references overstruck:
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: frequent Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: strong
RemarksRemarks:

References

  1. ^ O. Bopearachchi 
  2. ^ M. H. Mitchiner 
  3. a b O. D. Hoover