INDO-GREEK, Antialkidas, c. 145-135 BC, bronze, hemiobol


INDO-GREEK, UNITED KINGDOM, Antialkidas, c. 145-135 BC, hemiobol, Pushkalavati mint (according to Mitchiner), Obverse: bust of Zeus R, Reverse: caps of Dioskuroi with palms, bronze, 23mm, 4.75g, MA1851, this type is usually square, F

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The Greeks arrived in Pakistan under the command of Alexander the Great. A line of kings endured for about three centuries.

The earliest ancient Indian coins were the “bent bar” punchmarked silvers of the Achaemenid Persians occupying Gandhara in northwest Pakistan. By the 3rd century BC coins were in general use in most of India and Ceylon.