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Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon

Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon
Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon
Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon
Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon
Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon
Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon

Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon
EXCELLENT CONDITION – 2 1/2 INCHES LONG – / WEIGHS 5.9 GRAMS 925 STERLING SILVER. Contact our office for any questions you may have. All emails sent over the weekend will be answered on Monday. We deal with preowned, vintage, estate items and collectables. The word excellent is used only to describe the condition based on its age. That does not mean the item is in perfect or new condition. Included in the item price or. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt Cellars”. The seller is “antique-collectables” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Composition: Sterling Silver (.925)

Vintage 1894 British India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin 2 1/2 Elephant Salt Spoon

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Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle

Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle

Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle
This listing is for an antique hand-hammered/crafted solid silver punch or soup ladle. It has wonderful hand-chasing with an elephant on the top of the handle. There are no hallmarks on this piece to definitively attribute it to a specific country but the engraving/design on the top is similar to wares made in India. It has been tested for silver content and it is 90% silver or better. The ladle is 13″ long and the deep bowl is 3″ in diameter. The silver is thick and heavy gauge with an overall weight of 153.3 grams (4.93 troy ounces). There are no monograms. Great condition with no noted distracting issues. There is one scratch on the back of the handle where someone tested for silver content. I have lightly polished this piece but it could use a more thorough polishing. Please see all pictures for details. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Coin Silver (.900)”. The seller is “keener5878″ and is located in this country: US.
  • Age: Unknown
  • Composition: Coin Silver (.900)

Large Antique 90% Silver Hand-Hammered India Elephant Ladle

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2021 St. Helena The Elephant 1 oz Silver £1 India Wildlife roll/tube 18 coins

2021 St. Helena The Elephant 1 oz Silver £1 India Wildlife roll/tube 18 coins

2021 St. Helena The Elephant 1 oz Silver £1 India Wildlife roll/tube 18 coins
BU 1oz 0.999 Fine Silver Coin. Extremely low mintage of 3,000 pieces. Sealed Mint tube of 18 coins. Coin reverse features the majestic Elephant. With a beautifully detailed relief, against a patterned background. The third release of the Treasures of India Wildlife series features the Elephant, the national heritage animal of India, and a cultural icon. The animal symbolizes divinity, power, and good fortune in India. The Indian Elephant is native to the mainland Asia, however their wild populations are estimated to have declined by at least 50% from a century ago, and are currently under Endangered status. This Treasures of India Wildlife Series follows various animals across India, and explores the significance and beauty of these majestic creatures. The Elephant design on the coin is an original design by Veronica Mackinnon, and captures the grace and beauty of the animal. The item “2021 St. Helena The Elephant 1 oz Silver £1 India Wildlife roll/tube 18 coins” is in sale since Monday, April 26, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins”. The seller is “coins-coloradocoins” and is located in Boise, Idaho. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: India
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Precious Metal Content per Unit: 1 oz
  • Year: 2021
  • Composition: Silver

2021 St. Helena The Elephant 1 oz Silver £1 India Wildlife roll/tube 18 coins

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2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398

2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398

2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398
1 oz Gold Bars. Proof & Mint Sets. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) – SKU#231398. Photos in this listing may or may not be stock photos. The photos are meant to be an indication of the product you will receive. The detailed engraving of the elephant, with the raised relief allows the design to stand out against a striking patterned background. With a limited number of coins available, be sure to be one of the few to own this. 9999 fine Gold coin. Extremely limited mintage of 100 coins. Includes certificate of authenticity #1, along with a display box. Contains 1 oz of. Third release of the Treasures of India Wildlife Gold bullion collection. Obverse: Likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, date and face value, set against a patterned background. Reverse: Features the majestic Elephant with a beautifully detailed relief, against a patterned background. Also included is the Gold weight and purity. Handle your Gold coin with care by adding cotton gloves. Treasures of India Wildlife Series The third release of the Treasures of India Wildlife series features the Elephant, the national heritage animal of India, and a cultural icon. The animal symbolizes divinity, power, and good fortune in India. The Indian Elephant is native to the mainland Asia, however their wild populations are estimated to have declined by at least 50% to a century ago, and are currently under Endangered status. This Treasures of India Wildlife Series follows various animals across India, and explores the significance and beauty of these majestic creatures, portrayed in 1 ounce of. 9999 fine Gold, and 1 ounce of. The Elephant design on the coin is an original design by Veronica Mackinnon, and captures the grace and beauty of the animal. The CASH denomination shown on the coin is also one of historical significance. CASH coins were currency units used during the time of British rule in India. While the origin of the word CASH has been up to debate, one thought is that it was derived from the Sanskrit word karsa, equaling a weight of Silver of Gold equal to 1/400 of a tola. 1,359 Item as described. Item exactly as shown! Rec’d item, looking forward to doing business with again. The item “2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398″ is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins”. The seller is “apmex” and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Private Mint
  • MPN: 231398
  • Year: 2021
  • Denomination: £100
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
  • Certification: Uncertified

2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #1, Box) SKU#231398

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2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage

2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage
2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage
2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage
2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage
2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage
2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage

2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage
2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube of 18 Coins. ONLY 3,000 MINTAGE!! The APMEXclusive® Cash Indian Wildlife series continues in 1 oz. 999 fine Silver with The Elephant, a cultural icon of India, and symbolic of good luck and wisdom. There is an extremely limited mintage of 3,000 coins. The detailed engraving of an Elephant, with the raised relief allows the design to stand out against a striking patterned background. With a limited number of coins available, be sure to be one of the few to own this. 999 fine Silver coin. Treasures of India Wildlife Series. The third release of the Treasures of India Wildlife series features the Elephant, the national heritage animal of India, and a cultural icon. The animal symbolizes divinity, power, and good fortune in India. The Indian Elephant is native to the mainland Asia, however their wild populations are estimated to have declined by at least 50% to a century ago, and are currently under Endangered status. This Treasures of India Wildlife Series follows various animals across India, and explores the significance and beauty of these majestic creatures, portrayed in 1 ounce of. 9999 fine Gold, and 1 ounce of. The Elephant design on the coin is an original design by Veronica Mackinnon, and captures the grace and beauty of the animal. The “CASH” denomination shown on the coin is also one of historical significance. CASH coins were currency units used during the time of British rule in India. While the origin of the word “CASH” has been up to debate, one thought is that it was derived from the Sanskrit word “karsa”, equaling a weight of Silver of Gold equal to 1/400 of a “tola”. This item is in stock and will be sent in the mint original tube. These coins are BU and. In the exact condition produced by the mint. Please note that BU does not guarantee a perfect coin without any marks or scratches. These coins are free from damage, but may contain mint imperfections. Please review images to grade coins yourself. ALL ORDERS WILL INCLUDE TRACKING. If you would like to cancel or return an order, please contact me. I understand life happens and will accommodate as I can. Please review my perfect feedback if you have any concerns. Please contact me with any questions! 1 Troy Ounce Silver Each. The item “2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage” is in sale since Monday, May 3, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins”. The seller is “snydercoins” and is located in Davison, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Fineness: 0.999
  • Coin: St Helena Cash India Wildlife Elephant
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Precious Metal Content per Unit: 1 oz
  • Strike Type: BU
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Year: 2021
  • Brand/Mint: APMEX
  • Composition: Silver
  • Total Precious Metal Content: 18 Troy Oz
  • Brand: Apmex

2021 St Helena Silver Cash India Wildlife Elephant BU Roll/Tube 3,000 Mintage

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2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401

2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401
2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401

2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401
1 oz Gold Bars. Proof & Mint Sets. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) – SKU#231401. Photos in this listing may or may not be stock photos. The photos are meant to be an indication of the product you will receive. The detailed engraving of the elephant, with the raised relief allows the design to stand out against a striking patterned background. With a limited number of coins available, be sure to be one of the few to own this. 9999 fine Gold coin. Extremely limited mintage of 100 coins. Includes certificate of authenticity #4, along with a display box. Contains 1 oz of. Third release of the Treasures of India Wildlife Gold bullion collection. Obverse: Likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, date and face value, set against a patterned background. Reverse: Features the majestic Elephant with a beautifully detailed relief, against a patterned background. Also included is the Gold weight and purity. Handle your Gold coin with care by adding cotton gloves. Treasures of India Wildlife Series The third release of the Treasures of India Wildlife series features the Elephant, the national heritage animal of India, and a cultural icon. The animal symbolizes divinity, power, and good fortune in India. The Indian Elephant is native to the mainland Asia, however their wild populations are estimated to have declined by at least 50% to a century ago, and are currently under Endangered status. This Treasures of India Wildlife Series follows various animals across India, and explores the significance and beauty of these majestic creatures, portrayed in 1 ounce of. 9999 fine Gold, and 1 ounce of. The Elephant design on the coin is an original design by Veronica Mackinnon, and captures the grace and beauty of the animal. The CASH denomination shown on the coin is also one of historical significance. CASH coins were currency units used during the time of British rule in India. While the origin of the word CASH has been up to debate, one thought is that it was derived from the Sanskrit word karsa, equaling a weight of Silver of Gold equal to 1/400 of a tola. 1,359 Item as described. Item exactly as shown! Rec’d item, looking forward to doing business with again. The item “2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401″ is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins”. The seller is “apmex” and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Private Mint
  • MPN: 231401
  • Year: 2021
  • Denomination: £100
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
  • Certification: Uncertified

2021 St. Helena 1 oz Gold India Wildlife Elephant (COA #4, Box) SKU#231401

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Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse

Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse
Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse
Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse
Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse
Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse
Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse
Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse

Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse
EXCELLENT CONDITION – WEIGHS 32 GRAMS OF. 925 STERLING SILVER – TESTED NOT HALLMARKED- PROBABLY MADE IN INDIA DURING BRITISH RULE 1858 – 1947. Contact our office for any questions you may have. We are available Monday – Friday 9:30am-5:30pm EST. Included in the item price or. The item “ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER SOVEREIGN COIN INDIA ELEPHANT MESH PURSE” is in sale since Wednesday, July 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver”. The seller is “antique-collectables” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Sterling Silver
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Antique Sterling Silver Sovereign Coin India Elephant Mesh Purse

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APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin

APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin
APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin
APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin
APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin

APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin
Authentic Ancient Coin of. I ndo Greek Kingdom in India Apollodotos I – King: 174-165 B. Square Silver Drachm, Mint in the Paropamisadai or Gandhara, circa 174-165 B. Reference: HGC 12, 119; Sear 7591; Mitchiner 207a; B. India 34,3 Elephant standing right; behind, above, before; monogram beneath. “Of Saviour King Apollodotus”. Humped bull standing right, Bull with Kharoshti legend MAHARAJASA TRATARASA APALADATASA, “Saviour King Apollodotus”. Following the final defeat of Antimachos, Agathokles and Pantaleon, Eukratides appointed two sub-kings, Apollodotos and Menander, to administer the southern provinces of his realm. Apollodotus I Soter (Greek : , “Apollodotus the Saviour” , Sanskrit : , “maharajasa apaladatasa tratarasa”) was an Indo-Greek king between 180 BCE and 160 BCE or between 174 and 165 BCE first dating Osmund Bopearachchi and R. Senior, second dating Boperachchi who ruled the western and southern parts of the Indo-Greek kingdom, from Taxila in Punjab to the areas of Sindh and possibly Gujarat. The item “APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, July 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)”. The seller is “antiquesgk” and is located in Glenview, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: India
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Date: 174 BC
  • Composition: Silver

APOLLODOTOS I, 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin

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APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin i52269

APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin i52269
APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin i52269

APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin i52269
Item: i52269 Authentic Ancient Coin of. I ndo Greek Kingdom in India Apollodotos I – King: 174-165 B. Square Silver Drachm 18mm (2.41 grams) Mint in the Paropamisadai or Gandhara, circa 174-165 B. Reference: HGC 12, 119; Sear 7591; Mitchiner 207a; B. India 34,3 Elephant standing right; behind, above, before; monogram beneath. “Of Saviour King Apollodotus”. Humped bull standing right, Bull with Kharoshti legend MAHARAJASA TRATARASA APALADATASA, “Saviour King Apollodotus”. Following the final defeat of Antimachos, Agathokles and Pantaleon, Eukratides appointed two sub-kings, Apollodotos and Menander, to administer the southern provinces of his realm. Apollodotus I Soter (Greek : , “Apollodotus the Saviour” , Sanskrit : , “maharajasa apaladatasa tratarasa”) was an Indo-Greek king between 180 BCE and 160 BCE or between 174 and 165 BCE first dating Osmund Bopearachchi and R. Senior, second dating Boperachchi who ruled the western and southern parts of the Indo-Greek kingdom, from Taxila in Punjab to the areas of Sindh and possibly Gujarat. Ruler of the Indo-Greek kingdom. Apollodotus was not the first to strike bilingual coins outside of Bactria, but he was the first king who ruled in India only, and therefore the founder of the proper Indo-Greek kingdom. Tarn , Apollodotus I was one of the generals of Demetrius I of Bactria , the Greco-Bactrian king who invaded northwestern India after 180 BCE. Tarn was uncertain whether he was a member of the royal house. Later authors largely agree with Tarn’s analysis, though with perhaps even more uncertainty regarding who the king was, for his coins do not give many hints. Apollodotus was either succeeded in India by Antimachus II , or the two kings were contemporary, Antimachus II ruling the more western territories closer to Bactria. Eventually Apollodotus I was succeeded by Menander I , and the two kings are mentioned by Pompejus Trogus as important Indo-Greek rulers. The 1st-2nd century CE Periplus of the Erythraean Sea further testifies to the reign of Apollodotus I and the influence of the Indo-Greeks in India. To the present day ancient drachmae are current in Barygaza , coming from this country, bearing inscriptions in Greek letters, and the devices of those who reigned after Alexander, Apollodorus [sic] and Menander. The coinage of Apollodotus is, together with that of Menander, one of the most abundant of the Indo-Greek kings. It is found mainly in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Gujarat , indicating the southern limit of the Indo-Greek expansion in India. This is also suggested by the Periplus , a 1st century CE document on trade in the Indian Ocean , which describes the remnants of Greek presence (shrines, barracks, wells, coinage) in the strategic port of Barygaza (Bharuch) in Gujarat. Strabo (XI) also describes the occupation of Patalene (Indus Delta country). While Sindh may have come under his possession, it is not known as to whether Apollodotus advanced to Gujarat, where the Satavahanas ruled. Apollodotus also issued a great number of bilingual Indian-standard square coins. Beside the usual royal title, the exact significance of the animals depicted on the coins is unclear. The sacred elephant may be the symbol of the city of Taxila , or possibly the symbol of the white elephant who reputedly entered in dream the womb the mother of the Buddha , Queen Maya , which would make it a symbol of Buddhism , one of the main religions of the Indo-Greek territories. Similarly, the sacred bull on the reverse may be a symbol of a city (Pushkhalavati), or a depiction of Shiva , making it a symbol of Hinduism , the other major religion at that time. The bull is often represented in a clearly erectile state, which reinforces its interpretation as a representation of Shiva. Conversely, this also reinforces the interpretation of the elephant as a religious symbol. Alternatively, the Bull, according to Foucher , represents the birth of the Buddha, as it happened during the month of Vaicakha (AprilMay), known to Buddhists as Vesak , under the zodiacal sign of the Taurus , during the full moon. The enlightenment and passing of the Buddha also occurred during the Taurus full moon. Before their design was eventually simplified, some of the earlier coins of king Apollodotus directly associate the elephant with Buddhist symbolism, such as the stupa hill surmounted by a star, also seen, for example on the coins of the Mauryan Empire or those of the later Kuninda kingdom. Apollodotus experimented with different coin standards for his silver, until he settled for a standard lighter than the Attic which would prevail for centuries, though later rulers usually struck round coins instead of the square (typically Indian) shape of most of Apollodotus’ silver. He issued a number of bronzes with Apollo /tripod, that also were repeated for centuries. Apollodotus also issued a small series of monolingual Attic tetradrachms, intended for export into Bactria. For these, Apollodotus I clearly used Bactrian celators to strike an exquisite realistic portrait of the king as an aged man in the Macedonian hat called kausia, with a reverse of sitting Pallas Athene holding Nike , a common Hellenistic motif introduced by the Diadoch Lysimachusus. On these coins, he used no epithet. Preceded by: (In Paropamisade) Agathocles (In Gandhara) Pantaleon. Indo-Greek Ruler (Paropamisade , Arachosia , Gandhara , Punjab) 180160 BCE. Succeeded by: Antimachus II. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don’t leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service. The item “APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin i52269″ is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Silver

APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Genuine Silver Coin i52269

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APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166

APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166
APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166
APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166
APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166

APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166
Item: i60166 Authentic Ancient Coin of. I ndo Greek Kingdom in India Apollodotos I – King: 174-165 B. Square Silver Drachm 20mm (1.38 grams) Mint in the Paropamisadai or Gandhara, circa 174-165 B. Reference: HGC 12, 119; Sear 7591; Mitchiner 207a; B. India 34,3 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF 4375823-245 Elephant standing right; behind, above, before; KP monogram beneath. “Of Saviour King Apollodotus”. Humped bull standing right, Bull with Kharoshti legend MAHARAJASA TRATARASA APALADATASA, “Saviour King Apollodotus”. Following the final defeat of Antimachos, Agathokles and Pantaleon, Eukratides appointed two sub-kings, Apollodotos and Menander, to administer the southern provinces of his realm. Apollodotus I Soter (Greek : , “Apollodotus the Saviour” , Sanskrit : maharajasa apaladatasa tratarasa) was an Indo-Greek king between 180 BCE and 160 BCE or between 174 and 165 BCE first dating Osmund Bopearachchi and R. Senior, second dating Boperachchi who ruled the western and southern parts of the Indo-Greek kingdom, from Taxila in Punjab to the areas of Sindh and possibly Gujarat. Ruler of the Indo-Greek kingdom. Apollodotus was not the first to strike bilingual coins outside of Bactria, but he was the first king who ruled in India only, and therefore the founder of the proper Indo-Greek kingdom. Tarn , Apollodotus I was one of the generals of Demetrius I of Bactria , the Greco-Bactrian king who invaded northwestern India after 180 BCE. Tarn was uncertain whether he was a member of the royal house. Later authors largely agree with Tarn’s analysis, though with perhaps even more uncertainty regarding who the king was, for his coins do not give many hints. Apollodotus was either succeeded in India by Antimachus II , or the two kings were contemporary, Antimachus II ruling the more western territories closer to Bactria. Eventually Apollodotus I was succeeded by Menander I , and the two kings are mentioned by Pompejus Trogus as important Indo-Greek rulers. The 1st-2nd century CE Periplus of the Erythraean Sea further testifies to the reign of Apollodotus I and the influence of the Indo-Greeks in India. To the present day ancient drachmae are current in Barygaza , coming from this country, bearing inscriptions in Greek letters, and the devices of those who reigned after Alexander, Apollodorus [sic] and Menander. The coinage of Apollodotus is, together with that of Menander, one of the most abundant of the Indo-Greek kings. It is found mainly in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Gujarat , indicating the southern limit of the Indo-Greek expansion in India. This is also suggested by the Periplus , a 1st century CE document on trade in the Indian Ocean , which describes the remnants of Greek presence (shrines, barracks, wells, coinage) in the strategic port of Barygaza (Bharuch) in Gujarat. Strabo (XI) also describes the occupation of Patalene (Indus Delta country). While Sindh may have come under his possession, it is not known as to whether Apollodotus advanced to Gujarat, where the Satavahanas ruled. Apollodotus also issued a great number of bilingual Indian-standard square coins. Beside the usual royal title, the exact significance of the animals depicted on the coins is unclear. The sacred elephant may be the symbol of the city of Taxila , or possibly the symbol of the white elephant who reputedly entered in dream the womb the mother of the Buddha , Queen Maya , which would make it a symbol of Buddhism , one of the main religions of the Indo-Greek territories. Similarly, the sacred bull on the reverse may be a symbol of a city (Pushkhalavati), or a depiction of Shiva , making it a symbol of Hinduism , the other major religion at that time. The bull is often represented in a clearly erectile state, which reinforces its interpretation as a representation of Shiva. Conversely, this also reinforces the interpretation of the elephant as a religious symbol. Alternatively, the Bull, according to Foucher , represents the birth of the Buddha, as it happened during the month of Vaicakha (AprilMay), known to Buddhists as Vesak , under the zodiacal sign of the Taurus , during the full moon. The enlightenment and passing of the Buddha also occurred during the Taurus full moon. Before their design was eventually simplified, some of the earlier coins of king Apollodotus directly associate the elephant with Buddhist symbolism, such as the stupa hill surmounted by a star, also seen, for example on the coins of the Mauryan Empire or those of the later Kuninda kingdom. Apollodotus experimented with different coin standards for his silver, until he settled for a standard lighter than the Attic which would prevail for centuries, though later rulers usually struck round coins instead of the square (typically Indian) shape of most of Apollodotus’ silver. He issued a number of bronzes with Apollo /tripod, that also were repeated for centuries. Apollodotus also issued a small series of monolingual Attic tetradrachms, intended for export into Bactria. For these, Apollodotus I clearly used Bactrian celators to strike an exquisite realistic portrait of the king as an aged man in the Macedonian hat called kausia, with a reverse of sitting Pallas Athene holding Nike , a common Hellenistic motif introduced by the Diadoch Lysimachusus. On these coins, he used no epithet. Preceded by: (In Paropamisade) Agathocles (In Gandhara) Pantaleon. Indo-Greek Ruler (Paropamisade , Arachosia , Gandhara , Punjab) 180160 BCE. Succeeded by: Antimachus II. Ilya Zlobin, world-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more. 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The item “APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166″ is in sale since Sunday, March 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Silver
  • Certification: NGC
  • Culture: Greek
  • Material: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient
  • Certification Number: 4375823-245
  • Grade: Ch VF

APOLLODOTOS I 174BC Ancient Greek India Bull Elephant Silver Coin NGC i60166

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