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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 Antialkidas. c. 115-95 BCE.
Obverse: Diademed bust wearing a kausia and legend in greek.
Reverse:  Enthroned Zeus holding Nike, facing left with an  elephant on his side and legend in Kharosti script.
Weight: ~2.4 grams.
Reference:  Bopearachchi Série 13D; SNG ANS 1098.


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RK. October 26, 2002