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Ancient Coinage of Baktria, Kings, Menander

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BMC 3Menander. Drachm. 160-145 BC. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROY, diademed, draped bust right / Kharosthi legend, Pallas Athena standing left, holding aegis in left arm and hurling thunderbolt with right; HA monogram in right field. BMC 3; Whitehead 407.TextImage
BMC 8Bactrian Kingdom, Menander, AR Drachm. 2.45 gr. 16.36mm. 160-145 BC. BASILEWS SWTHEROS MENANDROU, helmeted, draped bust right / Kharosthi legend, Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield on left arm and brandishing thunderbolt. PA monogram in right field. cf Sear Greek 7601; BMC 8; Whitehead 423.TextImage
BMC 16Menander. Drachm. 160-145 BC. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROY, diademed, draped bust right / Kharosthi legend, Pallas Athena standing left, holding aegis in left arm and hurling thunderbolt with right; AY monogram in right field. BMC 16.TextImage
BMC 32Menander, AR Drachm. 165-130 BC. BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU, Diademed bust of Menander left, thrusting spear held in right hand / Kharosthi legend, Athena advancing left, holding shield and brandishing thunderbolt, MT monogram in right field. BMC 32; cf. Sear 7603.TextImage
BMC 36Menander, King of Baktria, 165-130 BC. AR drachm. BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU, diademed, heroic bust of Menander left, thrusting spear held in right hand / Kharosthi legend, Athena standing right, holding aegis and brandishing thunderbolt, DFI monogram in left field. BMC 36-37; Whitehead 462-469; Grotefend 46; Bop. 6A; Mitchener MIG 221b; Sear Greek 7604.TextImage
BN 135BAKTRIAN KINGDOM. Menander I Soter, 155-130 BC. AR Drachm. Helmeted draped bust / Athena standing with thunderbolt and shield. TextImage
Bop 2BBaktria, Indo-Greek Kings. Menander. Circa 155-130 BC. AR Drachm (1.41 gm). Helmeted bust of Athena right / Owl standing right; monogram in right field. MIG 213a. TextImage
Bop 2CBaktria, Menander I AR Drachm. ca 165/55-130 BC. Bilingual series. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, draped bust of Athena right, in helmet adorned with bull's horn & ear / Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa in Kharosthi, owl standing right, head facing; monogram to lower right. SNG ANS 683. TextImage
Bop 3DMenander I. Circa 165/155-130 BC. AR Drachm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, Diademed bust left, seen from back, holding spear / Athena Alkidemos right, holding shield and thunderbolt; monogram. TextImage
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Bop 6AMenander. c155-130 BC. AR Drachm. Pushkalavati mint? BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, Diademed heroic bust left, with aegis & spear / Athena Alkidemos right; monogram left. MIG 221b. TextImage
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Bop 7Baktria. Menander. Circa 155-130 BC. AR Drachm (2.44 gm). Taxila mint? BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, Diademed heroic bust left, with aegis and spear / Athena Alkidemos left; monogram. MIG 224c. TextImage
Bop 7BGraeco-Bactrian Kings, Menander I Soter (ca. 165/155130 BC) AR Drachm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, diademed bust of Menander viewed from behind, brandishing spear in right hand & in aegis on left shoulder / Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos advancing left, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand, shield on left arm, TextImage
Bop 12Baktria, Menander AR Tetradrachm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, Diademed & draped bust right / Athena standing left, holding shield & thunderbolt, Karosthi legend around. TextImage
Bop_13Menander, ca 155-130 BC AR drachm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, Diademed head right./ Athena Alkidemos to left holding shield. TextImage
Bop 13BGraeco-Bactrian Kings, Menander I Soter (ca. 165/155130 BC) AR Drachm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, diademed, draped bust of Menander right / Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos, viewed from behind, standing left, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand & holding shield on extended left arm, AY monogram in left field. TextImage
Bop 13IBaktria, Menander AR Drachm. ca 155-130 BC. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, Diademed bust right / Athena left brandishing thunderbolt & holding shield; Karosthi legend around, monograms in lower fields. TextImage
Bop 145ffBaktria. Menander. Circa 155-130 BC. AR Drachm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDOU, bust right in crested helmet / Karosthi legend, Athena Alkidemos advancing left with thunderbolt & shield; monogram right. MIG 218c. TextImage
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Bop 15BBaktria, Menander I AR Tetradrachm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, Helmeted, diademed, & draped bust right / Athena Alkidemos standing left; monograms flanking. SNG ANS 850-853. TextImage
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Bop 16IMenander AR Drachm. Helmeted, diademed and draped bust right / Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding shield and thunderbolt; monogram to right. TextImage
Bop 23CBaktria, Menander. 165-130 BC. AE Square Dichalkon. BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU, helmeted bust of Athena right / Athena Promachos standing left, holding spear & thunderbolt. MIG 239b. TextImage
Bop 29AvBaktria, Menander I. Circa 165/55-130 BC. AE Octuple. Bilingual series. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, facing bucranium / [Maharajasa tra]tarasa Menamdrasa in Karosthi, tripod; monogram to right. TextImage
Bop 29BBaktria, Menander I Soter AE 25x25mm. Indian standard, thick heavy module. Ox head facing / Tripod; monogram in inner right field. MIG 233c. TextImage
Bop 31Baktria, Menander I. Circa 165/155-130 BC. AE Double unit. Helmeted & draped bust of Athena right / Nike advancing right; monogram to right. SNG ANS 943. TextImage
Bop 32Indo-Greek Kingdom of Baktria, Menander I Soter Square AE 15. Helmeted head right / Nike standing right holding palm & wreath. TextImage
MACW 1807Indo-Greek, Menander Square AE Hemiobol. BASILEWS SOTHR MANANDPOY, bust left wearing aegis & hurling javelin / Karosthi legend, Athena advancing right with aegis & hurling thunderbolt. TextImage
MACW 1824Indo-Greek, Menander Square AE21 Hemiobol. Kipasa mint. BASILEWS (DIKAIOS?) MANANDPOY, Pallas Athena standing left / Karosthi legend, lion sitting left. TextImage
MIG 215fMenander c.160 - 145 BC. AR Drachm, bilingual type. Pushkalavati mint. Draped bust rt., wearing a fillet. / Athena advancing left, brandishing a spear and holding a shield. TextImage
MIG 217fIndo-Greek, Menander AR Tetradrachm. 160-145 BC. Helmeted bust of Menander right / Athena advancing left, holding thunderbolt and shield. TextImage
MIG 218bIndo - Greek Kings, Menander c.160 - 145 BC. AR Bilingual Drachm. Panjhir Mint. His helmeted and draped bust rt. / Athena advancing left, brandishing a spear and holding a shield. TextImage
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MIG 224bMenander AR Drachm. 166 BC. BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU, Bust of king Menander, viewed from behind, head left, wearing diadem and aegis, and thrusting spear held in right hand / Athena standing left., brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield; monogram in right field. TextImage
MIG 240Menander ca 160-145 BC. AE Square Chalkos. Pushkalavati Mint. BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU around elephant's head right with bell around neck / Kharosthi legend around club, DHT monogram in left field, A in right field. BMC 67-68. TextImage
SNGANS 739ffMenander I AR Drachm. BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU, diademed bust left, seen from back, thrusting with spear / Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding shield on arm, wielding spear. VHT monogram in right field. BMC 32.TextImage
Whitehead 394Menander. AR Drachm. 18.17mm, 2.31 g. 160-145 BC. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, diademed, draped bust right / Kharosthi legend, Pallas Athena standing left, holding aegis in left arm and hurling thunderbolt with right; ED monogram (Whitehead monogram 66) in left field. Whitehead 394-395; Sear 7600 var (monogram).TextImage
Sear #7596Indo-Greek Kingdom of Baktria, Menander AR Tetradrachm. 155-130 BC. 27mm, 9.73 gm. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, diademed bust right / Karosthi legend, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding shield & brandishing thunderbolt.
(2 examples)
Sear #7600Bactrian Kingdom, Menander, AR Drachm. 160-145 BC. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, diademed & draped bust right / Karosthi legend. Athena advancing left, bearing shield and thunderbolt.
(6 examples)
Sear #7601Bactrian Kingdom, Menander, AR Drachm. 160-145BC. BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROU, helmeted & draped bust right / Karosthi legend, Athena advancing left, bearing shield and thunderbolt.
( 2 examples)
Sear #7604Indo-Greek Kingdom, Menander, AR Drachm. 160-145 BC. BASILEWS SOTHROS MENANDROU, heroic bust of king, viewed from behind, head turned to left, thrusting spear in right hand / Athena standing right brandishing thunderbolt.
(5 examples)
Sear #7616Indo-Greek, Menander Square AE15. Struck 160-145 BC. Taxila mint? BASILEWS SWTHRWS MENANDROU, head of elephant right, bell around neck, A below / club, Kharosthi legend around. TextImage
Coins of Menander available from TimeLine Originals - www.time-lines.co.uk

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