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Indo-Scythian Coins?

 
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 Posted 10/29/2020  5:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jlslar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello coin experts! I have unexpectedly acquired about 40 of these coins. They appear to be Indo-Scythian, of silver or some silver alloy. They measure 1 cm to 1.5 cm. They all have a rider on one side, and a standing figure on the other. Most have some text around the edges though it's often cut off. Any thoughts? Thank you for whatever you can tell me.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jls, first welcome to CCF. Second, can you please add a couple pics showing just the coin with the most visible inscriptions? Thx.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  6:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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These coins are identifiable but we need decently cropped photos of the individual coins to ascertain the type and diameter with weight would helpful too...
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Trying again. Clear photos surprisingly difficult. I need a better camera.

Coin 001: 2 grams, 14 mm in diameter



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Coin 002:

2 grams, 13 mm in diameter

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 Posted 10/29/2020  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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With the pictures you provided, the best I can say is that they appear to be Azes II. Clearer pictures would help to be certain, also size in mm and weight in grams would help.
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Clear photos surprisingly difficult.


I agree. It definitely takes practice. One thing that you can control and would help is if you orient the coins properly. Thx!
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 Posted 10/29/2020  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, "Azes II". On at least one coin I can read AZOY ("of Azes"). The prevailing theory is that there were two kings named Azes but some hold out for one Azes who lived a really long time (or one Azes who didn't live so long but was honored with a posthumous coinage). The figure on reverse appears to be Zeus, a common type.
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Thank you for your help. With my current equipment I haven't been able to improve on the photos already posted; however, the lettering is not particularly readable even with a distinct photo. These are the most legible examples.
On coin 002 I read ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ (= Greek Megalou).
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