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Zoilos I

Chronology of the Indo-Bactrian rulers is based largely on numismatic evidence. Bactrian coins were imitations of Greek issues, but they gradually acquired a style of their own. Legend of Indo-Bactrian coins were inscribed in Greek, Brahmi, and Kharosti scripts.

Silver drachm of Zoilos I. c.130-120 BCE.
       Obverse: Diademed bust of the king facing right.
           Reverse: Herakles nude, holding wreath and thunderbolt with legend in Kharosti script.
Weight: ~ 2.4 grams. Mint: Pushkalavati.
Reference: Mitchiner ACW #1827.


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