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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 44, November 1, 2009, Article 12

ANSWER: GREEK COIN BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Last week Ben Moore wrote:

I have a collection of over 30 Greek coins - most are square, such as Eukratides, Apollo and Lysias. I am new to collecting Greek coins and wonder if there a book or software you can recommend to me.

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John Nebel writes:

This coin is probably Philoxenos, Indo-Greek, 110-80 BC. It would help to know the weight and be certain about the metal, but guessing:

O: Demeter holding a cornucopia, mint mark Pushkalavati, AE hemi-obol Greek inscription
R: Humped bull
Maharajasa apadihatasa Philasinasa

The references are:

  • Mitchiner, Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage (this coin in Volume 3) and
  • Bopearachchi; Monnaies Greco-Bactriennes Et Indo Grecques Catalogue Raisonne, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 1991, 459 Pages, 69 plates
  • SNG ANS Part 9 (Bopearachchi)


Wayne Homren, Editor

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