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Extremely Rare Bhadrayasha Drachm

CNG 93, Lot: 697. Estimate $500.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDO-SKYTHIANS, Northern Satraps. Bhadrayasha. After 35 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 2.10 g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right / Athena Alkidemos standing left; “mu” in Kharosthi to left; to right, monogram above “im” in Kharosthi. J. Jakobsson, “A Possible New Indo-Greek King Zoilos III, and an Analysis of Realism on Indo-Greek Royal Portraits,” NC 170 (2010), pp. 37-40; Senior 160.2. VF. Extremely rare.

Senior noted eleven examples of this ruler in the Chakwal Hoard (Senior Supp., pp. 130-147).