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Offline Desibot

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Indo greek unit help?
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:37:46 AM »
Hi guys

I was thinking this a strato

Help with name please

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Re: Indo greek unit help?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 04:01:18 AM »
The Kharosthi reads "Sa ta stra sa" hence Strato.
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Re: Indo greek unit help?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 06:30:19 AM »
Thankyou

saikat  :)

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Re: Indo greek unit help?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 12:35:10 PM »
This is the first time I remember that a bilingual coin was identified by the Karoshti, rather than the Greek legend. Bravo Saikat!

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Re: Indo greek unit help?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 03:02:26 PM »
I have my doubts about this specimen.
This especially based on the Greek side. The surface and figure look off, the legend is to irregular and the name of the ruler is spelled wrong.
Below an example of a worn, but likely genuine specimen.
Yours could very well be one of those Pakistani fakes which plague collectors over recent years.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2021, 05:34:04 PM by THCoins »