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question about 'imitative' Indo-Greek Drachm of Menander


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The coin isn't in-hand yet.  The dealer described the drachm as imitative, but I rather like the style.  Could crystallization account for the low weight?

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Attribution: MACW 1782
Date: 160-145 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Menander right
Reverse: Athena advancing left with raised shield, brandishing thunderbolt
Size: 14.37mm
Weight: 0.90 grams

What mint is it supposed to be?

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On 5/30/2022 at 1:08 AM, Nerosmyfavorite68 said:

The coin isn't in-hand yet.  The dealer described the drachm as imitative, but I rather like the style.  Could crystallization account for the low weight?

42456.jpg.d2ce61a8ef12c7d2e9110427b3a9a614.jpg

Attribution: MACW 1782
Date: 160-145 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Menander right
Reverse: Athena advancing left with raised shield, brandishing thunderbolt
Size: 14.37mm
Weight: 0.90 grams

What mint is it supposed to be?

It is not imitative; this is a normal, albeit heavily worn, crystalized and chipped, drachm of Menander. Mints are not known for Indo-Greek drachms.

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5 hours ago, ominus1 said:

..i have an imitative Meander...but it doesnt look like that one altho that doesn't mean the OP isn't.

 

Indo-Greek Meander imitative, 40BC 15mm 1.60gms

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"Meander" is not a king, it's Menander... at any rate, this is a posthumous issue struck in the name of the long-dead Indo-Greek king Hermaios struck by the Indo-Scythians.

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