Copper Coin of Indo-Greek King Pantaleon

16 Jan 2021  Sat

Pantaleon was the king of Indo-Greek; he ruled the Indo-Greek between 190 BC and 180 BC. BC. He sat on the throne of Indo-Greek after Greco-Bactrian king Demetrius. Pantaleon ruled Indo-Greek for a short period; hence the coins issued by him are scarce. He was replaced by king Agathocles, by whom he was commemorated on a "pedigree" coin.

This copper coin that weighs around 12.36 g, was issued by him during his rule in Indo-Greek. The obverse of this coin depicts, 'Standing lion facing towards right and Greek legend 'BASILEOS PANTALEONTOS above and below’. The reverse of this coin depicts, ‘Standing goddess (Lakshmi) holding lotus & Brahmi legend Rajane to right’.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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