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Ancient coins => Indian subcontinent: Ancient & Pre-sultanate => Topic started by: Saikat on July 27, 2019, 04:32:57 PM

Title: Norhern Satrapa, Rajuvula, AE Drachma
Post by: Saikat on July 27, 2019, 04:32:57 PM
Hi,
This coin is attributed as one of the Satraps in northern India, Rajuvula.
Obv Bust of king right, (blundered) Greek legend around
Rev:Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield, on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand,monograms at left and right,
Kharoshthi legend around: chatrapasa apratihatachakrasa rajuvulasa
I think (ra) juvulasa  partly visible on coin.
Wt: 2.62 gm
Dia:11.2 mm
Thanks,
Saikat

Title: Re: Norhern Satrapa, Rajuvula, AE Drachma
Post by: THCoins on July 27, 2019, 06:13:49 PM
I think you are right in your attribution.
Your specimen strikingly illustrates the spectrum in which these coins are seen. From good silver to abstracted in copper. But still well recognizeable.
Here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,23945.0.html) one of those i showed previously in silver.
Title: Re: Norhern Satrapa, Rajuvula, AE Drachma
Post by: Figleaf on July 28, 2019, 08:27:48 AM
Imagine a European or American country where today, the coins would be in bad silver, super-thin, loaded with heraldics, no denomination and with Gothic script. They would look like 600 year-old coins in other aspects also. That would be the equivalent of this coin, issued some 600 years after Alexander the great and still Hellenistic. The mind boggles.

Peter