3758 - Gandhara/Punjab (uncertain mint) (Archebius) (tetradrachm) over Peucolaus (Peucolaus/Zeus) (London, BM, 1972-10-07.3)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 3758


75 BCE - 65 BCEΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧΕΒΙΟΥ | Maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa Arkhebiyasa (of Great king Archebius the Just Victory-bearer)

Images
Overstriking coin
SO_2108_-_Gandhara-Punjab_(uncertain_mint)_(Archebius).jpeg [1]
Overstruck variety
Peucolaus Zeus.jpeg [2]
Traces of the overstruck variety
2108_Peucolaus_overstruck_(drawing).png
Location/history
Museum collectionMuseum collection: London, British Museum, 1972-10-07.3

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧΕΒΙΟΥ (Greek) Bust of Archebius left, wearing horned Boiotian helmet and aegis, brandishing spear. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa Arkhebiyasa (of Great king Archebius the Just Victory-bearer) (Kharoshthi) Zeus-Mithra standing facing, brandishing thunderbolt and holding long scepter. In left 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: Archebius of Bactria (Indo-Greek king, c. 75-65 BC), Indo-Greek kingdom
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 75 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 65 BCE Hellenistic 323-30 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
MetalThe physical material (usually metal) from which an object is made.: Silver Nomisma.org WeightWeight of the numismatic object (in grams). in grams: 9.549.54 g <br />9,540 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: tetradrachm Nomisma.org
StandardStandard.: Indian
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Jenkins 1973, p. 79-80, a and pl. VIII, 2, Mitchiner 1975, p. 209, type 362 a., Bopearachchi 1989, p. 72, no° 17, pl. VI, Bopearachchi 2008, p. 258 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Mitchiner 19751Mitchiner 1975, p. 209, type 362., Bopearachchi 19912Bopearachchi 1991, p. 322 and pl. 51, série 6., HGC 123HGC 12, n° 436.
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΠΕΥΚΟΛΑΟΥ (Greek) Bust of king wearing diadem (visible on reverse: drapery) ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Mahārājasa dhramikasa tratarasa Piukulaasa (of the Great King Peukolaos the Just Savior) (Kharoshthi) Zeus left, holding scepter (viisble on obverse: 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 authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Indo-Greek kingdom, Peucolaus of Bactria (Indo-Greek king, c. 75 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 75 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 74 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. : tetradrachm Nomisma.org StandardStandard. : Indian
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Mitchiner 19751Mitchiner 1975, p. 213, type 369, Bopearachchi 19912Bopearachchi 1991, p. 309, pl. 48, série 1, HGC 123HGC 12, n° 429
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: strong
RemarksRemarks:

References

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