Indo-Greek kingdom, king Hermaios Soter (105-90 BC). AR Drachm (15.7mm; 1.88g; 12h), Posthumous issue struck by Indo-Skythians near Kabul, circa 50-35 BC.
Hermaios Soter was a Western Indo-Greek king of the Eucratid Dynasty, who ruled the territory of Paropamisade in the Hindu-Kush region, with his capital in Alexandria of the Caucasus (near today's Kabul, Afghanistan). Bopearachchi dates Hermaeus to c. 90–70 BCE and R. C. Senior to c. 95–80 BCE.
Obv: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΕΡΜΑΙΟΥ,
Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: Zeus enthroned facing slightly left, holding scepter; monogram to left.
Reference: Senior, Hermaios 34aD.3; Bopearachchi Série 17 (monogram unlisted); HGC 12, 305
Very Fine, toned
Provenance: ex private collection.
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- Indo-Greek Kings of Bactria. AR Drachm,
- Año / Periodo y Variación
- Hermaios Soter (105-90 BC) / Bop-17x - Posthumous issue struck near Kabul, circa 50-35 BC.
- Metal precioso
- MBC (Muy buena conservación)