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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 Lysias. c. 120-110 BCE.
Obverse: Helmeted and diademed bust holding spear with legend BASILEWS AMHNITOU LYSIOU.
Reverse: Nude Herakles standing holding club, lion's skin and palm with legend in Kharosti script.
Weight: ~2.3 grams.
Reference:  Bopearachchi Série 5B; SNG ANS 1035; MIG 265a.



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RK. October 20, 2002