Ancient Coinage of Baktria, Kings, Menander

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BMC 3Menander. Drachm. 160-145 BC. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, helmeted, draped bust right / Kharosthi legend, Athena Alkidemos walking 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡ MENANΔΡOY, Diademed bust of Menander left, thrusting spear held in right hand / Kharosthi legend, Athena walking 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, draped bust of Athena right, in helmet adorned with bull's horn and 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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? BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, Diademed heroic bust left, with aegis and 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? BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, diademed bust of Menander viewed from behind, brandishing spear in right hand and in aegis on left shoulder / Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos walking left, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand, shield on left arm, TextImage
Bop 12Baktria, Menander AR Tetradrachm. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, Diademed and draped bust right / Athena standing left, holding shield and thunderbolt, Karosthi legend around. TextImage
Bop_13Menander, ca 155-130 BC AR drachm. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, Diademed head right./ Athena Alkidemos to left holding shield. TextImage
Bop 13BGraeco-Bactrian Kings, Menander I Soter (ca. 165/155130 BC) AR Drachm. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, diademed, draped bust of Menander right / Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos, viewed from behind, standing left, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand and holding shield on extended left arm, AY monogram in left field. TextImage
Bop 13IBaktria, Menander AR Drachm. ca 155-130 BC. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, Diademed bust right / Athena left brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield; Karosthi legend around, monograms in lower fields. TextImage
Bop 145ffBaktria. Menander. Circa 155-130 BC. AR Drachm. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, bust right in crested helmet / Karosthi legend, Athena Alkidemos walking left with thunderbolt and shield; monogram right. MIG 218c. TextImage
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Bop 15BBaktria, Menander I AR Tetradrachm. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, Helmeted, diademed, and 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, helmeted bust of Athena right / Athena Promachos standing left, holding spear and thunderbolt. MIG 239b. TextImage
Bop 29AvBaktria, Menander I. Circa 165/55-130 BC. AE Octuple. Bilingual series. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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 and draped bust of Athena right / Nike walking 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 and wreath. TextImage
MACW 1807Indo-Greek, Menander Square AE Hemiobol. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡ MANANΔΡOY, bust left wearing aegis and hurling javelin / Karosthi legend, Athena walking right with aegis and hurling thunderbolt. TextImage
MACW 1824Indo-Greek, Menander Square AE21 Hemiobol. Kipasa mint. BAΣIΛEΩΣ (ΔIKAIOΣ?) MANANΔΡOY, 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 walking left, brandishing a spear and holding a shield. TextImage
MIG 217fIndo-Greek, Menander AR Tetradrachm. 160-145 BC. Helmeted bust of Menander right / Athena walking 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 walking left, brandishing a spear and holding a shield. TextImage
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MIG 224bMenander AR Drachm. 166 BC. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡ MENANΔΡOY 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ MENANΔΡOY, 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
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