Menander I Drachm

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  1. JJoyner

    JJoyner Active Member

    Just acquired this beautiful drachm of King Menander Soter. The relief of Athena Alkidemos is exceptionally nice with the gorgon head of her aegis shield being visible in fine detail. Let me know what y'all think! 20201024_170945.jpg 20201024_171007.jpg
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    very nice, nice Drachm. Got one of Menander, too! Just a little bigger.

    Indo-Greek Baktria Menander I Soter BC 155-130 AR Tet 26mm 9.6g Diad - Athena Alkidemos tbolt Gorgon shield SNG ANS 764-767
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  5. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Anc-05-BA-iee-Menander I-DR-67.jpg Kingdom of Bactria
    Menander I r. c. 165/55-130 B.C.
    AR Drachm, 15.71mm x 2.5 grams
    Obv.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed bust of the sovereign right, coat fastened on the right shoulder
    Rev.: (Maharajasa tratarasa / Menamdrasa). Athena Alkidemos standing left. Monogram 'H' in right field
    Ref.: Bopearachchi, Ménandre (I) Sôter, 67
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  6. medoraman

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    I agree. An excellent example of the issue, especially the reverse. I am a reverse guy myself, and always wonder why so many collectors tend to overlook it, especially when its usually harder to get a good reverse than a good obverse, (since the hammer die took most of the wear).
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  7. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    Nice coins proving you don't have to spend a fortune for collecting... Mine was acquired as a side target but ended up being one of my favorite coins

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  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Agreed. I mostly look at coin reverses.
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