1 Obol - Hyrcodes Bukhara Sogd; with Greek legend

Features

Country Bukhara Sogd (ancient)
(Sogdiana (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 101 BC - 1 BC
Value 1 Obol = 1/6 Drachm (1/6)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.03 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 198847
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Obverse

Bearded bust facing right with Greek legend behind.

Lettering: ΥΡΚωΔωΥ

Translation: Hyrcodes

Reverse

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

Lettering: ΜΑΚΑΡΟΥ - ΟΡΔΗΘΡΟΥ

Translation: Blessed [uncertain meaning]

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (101 BC - 1 BC) 

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