1 Hemiobol - Hyrcodes Bukhara Sogd; with Greek legend

Features

Country Bukhara Sogd (ancient)
(Sogdiana (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 101 BC - 1 BC
Value 1 Hemiobol = 1/2 Obol = 1/12 Drachm (1/12)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.23 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References MIG# 674,
  • 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. ISBN 9780904173062.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1975. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 2. The Apogee of the Indo-Greeks, Circa 160 to 120 BC. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173079.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1975. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 3. The Decline of the Indo-Greeks. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173086.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1975. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 4. Contemporaries of the Indo-Greeks : Kings of Sogdiana, Scythians of Merv, Choresmia and Balkh, Yueh Chi and Early Kushans, Indian States of Taxila-Gandhara and the Punjab, Audumbara, Kuninda etc., Indo-Greek Mints, Coin Denominations and Forgeries. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173093.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1976. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 5. Establishment of the Scythians in Afghanistan and Pakistan : the Parthians, the Dynasties of Otannes and Vonones, the Conquests of Maues; Circa 130 to 40 BC. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173109.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1976. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 6. The Dynasty of Azes; Circa 60 to 1 BC. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173116.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1976. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 7. The Decline of the Indo-Scythians : the Satraps Zeionises, Kharahostes, Rujuvula etc.; Contemporaries of the Indo-Scythians : the Yaudheyas, Arjunayanas, Various Janapadas etc.. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173123.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1976. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 8. The Indo-Parthians : their Kushan Neighbours. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173130.
  • Michael Mitchiner; 1976. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage / Volume 9. Greeks, Sakas and Their Contemporaries in Central and Southern India : Indo-Parthians, Western Satraps, Chutus, Abhiras, Satavanhanas. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173147.
Senior# A11.3
  • Robert C. Senior; 2001. Indo-Scythian Coins and History / Volume 1. An Analysis of the Coinage. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. ISBN 9780963673886 .
  • Robert C. Senior; 2001. Indo-Scythian Coins and History / Volume 2. The Illustrated Catalogue of Indo-Scythian and Indo-Parthian Coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. ISBN 9780963673893 .
  • Robert C. Senior; 2001. Indo-Scythian Coins and History / Volume 3. The "Easy Finder" Catalogue of Types, Monograms and Letters Appearing on Indo-Scythian and Indo-Parthian Coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. ISBN 9780970926814.
  • Robert C. Senior; 2006. Indo-Scythian Coins and History / Volume 4. Supplement : Additional Coins and Hoards, the Sequences of Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. ISBN 9780970926869.

Obverse

Bearded bust facing right with Greek legend behind.

Lettering: YPKωΔOY

Translation: Hycodes

Reverse

Forepart of horse facing right with Greek legend above.

Lettering: YPKωΔOY

Translation: Hycodes

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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