1 Obol - Hyrcodes Bukhara Sogd; with distorted Greek legend


Country Bukhara Sogd (ancient)
(Sogdiana (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1-201
Value 1 Obol = 1/6 Drachm (1/6)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.69 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 198844
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References MIG# 672,
Michael Mitchiner; 1975. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 1. The Early Indo-Greeks and their Antecedants: Alexander the Great, the Satraps of Egypt, Babylon, Ecbatana, Bactra and Kapisa: the Seleucids: Circa 330 to 150 BC. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom.
And 8 more volumes.
Alram# 1237,
Michel Alram, Manfred Mayrhofer, Rüdiger Schmitt; 1986. Nomina propria Iranica in nvmmis : Materialgrundlagen zu den iranischen Personennamen auf antiken Münzen. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria.
Senior# A10.2
Robert C. Senior; 2001. Indo-Scythian Coins and History / Volume 1. An Analysis of the Coinage. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.
And 3 more volumes.


Bearded bust facing right with Greek legend behind.

Lettering: YPKωΔOY

Translation: Hyrcodes


Soldier standing while holding spear to the left, all surrounded by distorted Greek legend.

Lettering: OVHVO - VHVIO




These were originally attibuted to the Dahae Confederation; however, because these piece are found in the Bukhara Oasis, they have been re-attributed.

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