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Need Help Iding 2 Indo-Parthian (?) Coins

 
 
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 Posted 09/14/2019  9:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone. I need some help IDing two small coins (one silver and one copper), which I believe to be Indo-Parthian. The first is silver, is 15mm in diameter, and 1.38g. The Second is copper, 13mm in diameter, and 1.58g.

Any help with these two worn coins would be appreciated! Thanks.





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09/14/2019 9:49 pm
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 Posted 09/14/2019  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe these may both be Indo-Scythian issues of Azes.
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 Posted 09/14/2019  11:15 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes Indo-Scythian and most likely Azes.
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 Posted 09/14/2019  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bob L & echizento - Thanks! that definitely puts me on the right track. However, it does look as though most of the coins listed on wildwinds for Azes are larger denomination bronze and silver coins. I'm not seeing much in the 13-15mm range in either bronze or silver.
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 Posted 09/14/2019  11:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wildwinds does not provide a complete catalog for many varieties/emissions. It would be a mistake to think they provide a complete picture.

Coinindia has a 14 mm Azes "drachm" (could it be a fractional?) and Grifterrec has a number of them listed between 13 and 15 mm and less than 2 gm, with one as light as 1.11 gm.
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 Posted 09/15/2019  12:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are many varieties but here is a typical Azes drachm with Zeus reverse. The lighter weight of your coins is not unexpected in this state of preservation. Despite appearance, both coins likely have a similar (low) silver content. https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=204970
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 Posted 09/15/2019  03:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bob L & Kushanshah - Great! Thanks for the additional help.
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 Posted 09/15/2019  12:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, these do look like the Azes II silver drachm, Zeus left reverse, shown second from the bottom at

http://coinindia.com/galleries-azes2.html
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