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Menander (155-130 B.C.) Silver Bilingual Drachm

Item No. BA8
Period: Hellenistic Age (4th-1st century B.C.)
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Kings of Bactria Menander (155-130 B.C.) Silver Bilingual Drachm Weight 2.45 g. Diameter 17 mm. Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Menander wearing helmet right, ÂÁÓÉËÅÙÓ ÓÙÔÇÑÏÓ MENANÄPOY. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos right, holding shield and hurling a thunderbolt; control marks left and right. MIG 218h. Good details. Nearly Extremely Fine. Menander (Milanda) is the only Hellenistic king celebrated in ancient Indian literature. A noted philosopher, he was one of the two leading characters of a treatise Milindpanha (Questions of Milinda). This book discusses fundamental principles of Buddhist philosophy which is narrated in form of a dialogue between King Milinda and a Buddhist scholar

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