KENT-F35D4E: Baktrian Drachm

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-F35D4E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver drachm, posthumous issue of the Indo-Greek (Bactrian) king Hermaios (c.90-70 BC) of the Kabul/Gandhara region (the modern border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan). Obverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY ('Saviour King Hermaios'), diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: Karosthi inscription (maharajasa tratarasa / heramayasa: 'Saviour King Hermaios'), Zeus enthroned, seated left, holding sceptre in left hand and with right hand outstretched. Monogram in right field. Mint of Alexandria Arachotis. As Mitchiner, vol. 3, pp. 229-31, nos. 214, 215; Bopearachchi series 11 (O. Bopearachchi, Monnaies gréco-bactriennes et indo-grecques, Catalogue raisonné, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1991).

Measurements: 13.37mm in diameter, 1.91mm thick and 1.49g in weight,

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: Circa 90 BC
Date to: Circa 70 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.91 mm
Weight: 1.49 g
Diameter: 13.37 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Drachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Hermaeus
Mint or issue place: Bactria
Obverse description: Diademed and partially draped bust right
Obverse inscription: (BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY)
Reverse description: Zeus, radiate, seated left, holding sceptre in left hand and with right hand outstretched. 'AO' monogram in right field
Reverse inscription: Karosthi legend
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Whitfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3145
Four figure Latitude: 51.15759504
Four figure longitude: 1.30213879
1:25K map: TR3145
1:10K map: TR34NW
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Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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