LEIC-05F343: Indo-Scythian drachm of Azes II.

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Unique ID: LEIC-05F343

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Indo-Scythian Drachm of Azes II (c. 35 BC - AD 5). 15mm in diameter, 2mm thick and weighing 2.19 grams. The coin was minted in South-East Afghanistan (south of the Hindu Kush) towards the North West Frontier with Pakistan (c. 20-1 BC)and the reverse shows Zeus Nicephorus with an eagle.

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Indo-

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: 20 BC
Date to: 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.19 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th February 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: King on horseback facing right
Obverse inscription: Greek inscription: BASILEOS BASILEON MEGALOY AZOY
Reverse description: Zeus standing facing left with eagle in right hand
Reverse inscription: Kharoshthi inscription
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
Parish or ward: Nailstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4107
Four figure Latitude: 52.659179
Four figure longitude: -1.395279
1:25K map: SK4107
1:10K map: SK40NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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