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Antialkidas c 130-120 BC
Drachm, bilingual type (Greek and Kharosthi) in Indian weight standard.
Antialkidas Nikephoros (the Victorious) was a Western Indo-Greek king of the Eucratid Dynasty and may have been a relative of the Bactrian king Heliocles I. Antialkidas ruled after the fall of the Bactrian kingdom to the Scythians. Antialcidas is known primarily from the Heliodorus Pillar in Vidisha India. Diademed and draped Antialkidas wearing kausia, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ. Zeus Nikephoros is seated with a forepart of an elephant facing away from him while there is an unknown monogram below his throne (inscription in Kharosthi).
Mint: Taxila (in Pakistan)
Provenance: Private acquisition*

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