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The Coins Of The Greek And Scythic Kings Of Bactria And India In The British Museum


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Ancient Coins of India & Bactria [British Museum]. Gardner, Percy. THE COINS OF THE GREEK AND SCYTHIC KINGS OF BACTRIA AND INDIA IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. London, 1886. 8vo, original maroon cloth, gilt. lxxvi, 193, (1) pages; tables; 32 fine plates. Spine cloth torn at head; very good. Catalogue of Indian Coins in the British Museum, Volume 1. One of the scarcest volumes in this indispensable series and included by some as a thirtieth volume of Greek Coins in the British Museum. Daehn 6327: “Although it is now out-of-date, when first published, this was the most complete corpus of nearly all the known types issued by the Hellenistic and Hellenized kings and rulers of Bactria and India. Includes an historical introduction beginning ca. 320 B.C. Discusses inscriptions, monograms, types, and weights. Includes tables of alphabets. Followed by a catalogue of several hundred coins.”
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