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.
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
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)
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