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Antialkidas c 115-95 BC
Drachm, bilingual type (Greek and Kharosthi) under Indian 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. Antialkidas is known primarily from inscriptions on the Heliodorus Pillar in Vidisha India. Obverse is a helmeted Antialkidas ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΑΛΚΙΔΟΥ. Reverse Zeus Nikephoros is seated, holding Nike with the forepart of an elephant facing him while there is an unknown monogram below his throne, inscription in Kharosthi.
Mint: Taxila (in Pakistan).
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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