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Indo-Scythian Penta-Chalkon Of Azilises

 
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 Posted 07/09/2020  8:34 pm Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
It's been a very long time since I posted any new coins here, I've been on a break from collection and working on other hobbies. Well I think it's time to get back into coins again. Thanks to my good friend Kevin I have been able to pick up some nice coins, most are English hammered which I'll be posting later.

This one however is an Indo-Scythian AE Penta-Chalkon of Azilises. It's a bit difficult to tell the difference between Azilises and Azes there coins are so similar, however by the addition of another mint mark I am mostly certain it is Azilises.

The legend on this coin is off the flan with only a few letters in Greek and Kharoshthi remaining.

Greek legend:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΖΙΛΙΣΟΥ
Kharoshthi Legend: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayilisas.

AE Penta-chalkon
Azilises 57-35 BC
21 x 22mm square.
10.7 grams
Taxilia mint.
Mitch Type 807

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 Posted 07/09/2020  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, good to see you posting a coin, Ron. And an Eastern one at that. Neat addition. Looks to be in good shape, with a nice rendition of the bull.

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 Posted 07/09/2020  9:03 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Bob, it's time to get back up on the horse again.
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 Posted 07/09/2020  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great pick-up Ron!
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 Posted 07/09/2020  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Dave.
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 Posted 07/10/2020  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice - the Indian soil is not kind to the bronze alloys used during this period, so a very exceptionally well preserved specimen!
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 Posted 07/10/2020  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
......That's a good looking coin Ron..Nice patina!
Great to see you posting a coin again....Paul
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Thanks all.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seeing this thread with the rather nice Penta-Chalkon of Azilises coin, reminded me that I have a couple of square coins that I have never been sure of. If this one is what it purports to be, it could be a coin of the Indo-Greek King Archebios.

Baktria, Indo-Greek Kings. Archebios. Circa 90-80 BC. AE 22 mm (7.5 gr). Elephant walking right / Owl standing facing; monogram below.

Until I read this thread I didn't realise that the legend was in a different language on each side. I thought the legend on the owl reverse looked a bit odd compared to the obverse.
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Nice one, Jim. Interesting, canvas-like texture on that obverse. Here's Coinindia's Archebios page...there are a few of the elephant/owl varieties if you scan down:
http://coinindia.com/galleries-archebios.html

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That is a nice coin, well struck with full legends. Greek and Kharosthi and ancient Indian language used mostly in Bactria and by the Kushan empire in in areas of central Asia

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Thank you Bob, there are some really nice coins on that page.

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Greek and Kharosthi an ancient Indian language used mostly in Bactria and by the Kushan empire in in areas of central Asia

Thank you for the info @echizento. I'll add that to the document describing the coin. I hadn't come across a coin with a legend in Kharosthi before.

The coin below is another that has been in the box for a long time. Wildwinds gives the following description: Baktria, Indo-Scythian Kings. Spalirises, associated with Spalagdames. Early 1st Century BC. King on horseback right / Herakles seated left on rocks, monogram before.

The coin is copper/bronze, 21 x 20 mm, and weighs 6.2 gr.
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Great looking coin, Jim.
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