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aegis Apollo appears arrow Azes AZOY Bactria barbarous BAZI BAZIAENE bearded bearing Bronze Bust caduceus chiton chlamys City clad club coins crowns Cunningham deity Demetrius dhramikasa diad Diodotus Dioscuri ear of corn elephant emerging from clouds Eucratides Euthydemus extended facing Female figure gold Greek hand advanced head Heliocles helmet Herakles himation holds ear holds sceptre holds wreath horse horseback Humped bull hurling I. O. C. Pl Indian inscr inscription issued Kadphises king lance laur legend lion's skin long sceptre Maharajasa Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa Male Metal Nike nimbate Obverse Pallas Parthian Persian radiate raised rajarajasa mahatasa rajasa reign rests Reverse round seated seems shield shoulder Silver Similar Siva Size spear square standard standing successor sword tasa throne thunderbolt tradatasa trident uncertain letter Upper wears wreath and palm XXVIII Zeus ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΡΟΣ
Page lix - Plates), and the effect of them is heightened in each case by the introduction of a peculiar and strongly characteristic head-dress, that is rendered with scrupulous exactness of detail, (ii) The decidedly Praxitelean character of the full-length figure of the deities on the reverse.
Page lxx - Attic standard weigh 132 grains and the drachm 66 grains, and it is also admitted that from the time of Eucratides the Greek kings of Bactria adopted a native standard. This new standard seems to be identical with that called by metrologists the Persian, on which [silver] coins were struck in all parts of the Persian empire, notably the Sigli stamped with the figure of the Persian king, which must have freely circulated in the northern parts of India that paid tribute to the king. Whether the reason...
Page lx - Maues' successors, Azes and Azilises, are there types of the same class. A careful consideration of these facts will convince us that by some means or other, Maues and his race secured the services of artists who had been instructed by the Greeks, but were not fettered by Greek traditions.
Page 150 - Siva facing, three headed, nimbate; clad only in waist-band, itiphallic; has four arms and hands in which are goat, wheel, trident and thunderbolt.
Page xxxvii - Certain common features, types and monograms help us in reconstructing the history of many of these Greek rulers and give us a clue to their chronology and mutual relationships. In 1886, Percy Gardner, the author of the British Museum Catalogue, however, thought otherwise : "Any attempt finally to arrange the kings in dynastic lists by means of the types and legends which they use is destined to failure,
Page xxxix - Panjab and N.-W. India, while the others are found over a much wider area, including the " Upper Kabul Valley in the north, Kandahar and Roh in the west and east, and Sindh in the south.
Page lv - ... Indo-Parthian Coins : Kushana Coins. Greek Language : Greek language in Greek characters : On the coins of earlier kings from Diodotus to Demetrius, Greek legends only were employed. After that time we find usually Greek on one side of the coin only. It is however quite evident that Greek letters and Greek language were generally understood in northern India and in Kabul as late as the second century AD...
Page lvii - If these could be read and interpreted, there can be no doubt that they would afford us most valuable information. But they present the greatest difficulties.