WREX-DD6469: Indo-Greek/Bactrian coin

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-DD6469

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Indo-Greek drachm of Menander (c.160-145 BC) of the Kabul/Gandhara region (the modern border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan). Obverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY ('Saviour King Menander'), diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: Karosthi inscription (maharajasa tratarasa / heramayasa: 'Saviour King Menander'), Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram in right field. As Mitchiner, 1978: nos. 1768-1772; Bopearachchi series 13 (O. Bopearachchi, Monnaies gréco-bactriennes et indo-grecques, Catalogue raisonné, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1991).

Diameter: 16mm; weight: 1.8g

Notes:

With thanks to Robert Bracey (British Museum) for this identification.

Indo-

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 160 BC
Date to: Circa 145 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th September 2018 - Wednesday 19th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Email enquiry to North Wales FLO

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Didrachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Menander
Mint or issue place: Bactria
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENANΔPOY
Reverse description: Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, monogram in right field.
Reverse inscription: Karosthi inscription (maharajasa tratarasa / heramayasa: 'Saviour King Menander')

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Llanarmon-yn-lal

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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