INDO-GREEK, bronze razor, circa 300-100 BC


PAKISTAN, Northwest Frontier Province, Gilgit region, Darel, GREEK, razor, circa 300-100 BC, leaf shaped, loop handle, bronze, 154x28mm, F

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I was told by the supplier that these were razors. The Romans used bronze razors too. They were easier to sharpen, which would have to be done frequently.

We know from their coins that the Hellenistic Greek males liked to shave.

When Alexander arrived in Pakistan with his Greco-Macedonian army he found a working civilized culture with cities, bureaucracies, and so forth. The Macedonians and Greeks settled down to rule and started intermarrying with the locals. About 100 years in nomadic Scythians began to migrate into the region, eventually taking over, intermarrying, etc. Wave after wave of outsiders came and stayed over many centuries.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.