AMYNTAS Sub-king, under Strato I

Written by Alok Mohan on May 5, 2022. Posted in Uncategorized

#Amyntas was an #indogreek,
#Sub-king, under Strato I
His #coins have been found both in eastern #Punjab and #Afghanistan.
Most of the coins minted by Amyntas were bilingual #silver coins with variety of #portraits. Some of the coins bear reverse of sitting #Zeus holding a victory palm and a small statue of Athena, Some of his coins feature the reverse of fighting #Athena typical for #Menander’s descendants.
Amyntas also minted a few large silver coins of double #decadrachms, of a weight of 85g. These huge coins were found on the #archeological sites of #Qunduz in #Afganistan.
Pallas on at least three of Amyntas types indicates his connection with Menander’s family. And monogram
88 connects him with Strato, whose sub-king he may have been. The location of his principality is given out by his Zeus #Nikephoros types. He, therefore; must have
ruled at Kapisi, where a #Euthydemid can be fixed only before Strato I lost this region, early in his reign, i.e. about
135 B. C.
Dr. Tarn, however, places Amyntas much later, about 60 B.C. on the ground that he used some monograms as
also a peculiar type, e.g.male bust, radiate, in #Phrygian cap in common with #Hermaeus, whose late date he can not doubt. But I have not been able to trace a single monogram common between Amyntas and Hermaeus.
Possibly, Dr. #Tarn has ignored small differences between the monogram nos. 59 an 69 of Amyntas and the monogram nos. 58, 60 and 62 of Hermaeus. But such handling of the
problem is rather arbitrary. Similarity of type. too, need not indicate proximity in time. It may at the most,
suggest that Hermaeus claimed descent from Amyntas.
And Hermaeus himself has to be dated about 80 B.C., as we shall see presently.
In the matter of chronology Dr. A K. #Narain agrees to some extent with Dr. Tarn. But he connects Amyntas
with the Eukratides’ family, for which there is no evidence.

Sub-king, under Strato I
Doubla decadrachm.
Largest Indo-Greek silver coin known
wt. 84 grams.
Qunduz board in Kabul Museum.
Refrences J.N.S.I.XVII 1955, Pt.I, p.51 and Pl.VII.1-3
and Pl. VIII. 1 and 2 Dr AK. Narain, Indo-Greeks,

Pl. V.l Dr M.V.D. Mohan, Indo Greek Coins, p. 191, Pl.IV,8.
Observation: in bead-and-reel border, draped bust of Amyntas
helmeted and died. with both ends stiffly suspended
Reverse Zeus enthroned, holding Pallas on outstretched right hand and sceptre and palm in left hand.

AMYNTAS – Sub-king under Strato I.

AR. Double decadrachm. Largest Indo-Greek silver coin known: wt. 84 grams. Qunduz hoard in Kabul Museum.

References J.N.S.I. XVII. 1955, Pt.1, p.51 and Pl.VII.1-3 and Pl. VIII. 1 and 2; A.K. Narain, Indo-Greeks, pl. v.1; M.V.D. Mohan, Indo Greek Coins, p. 191, Pl. IV.8.

Obv: In bead-and-reel border, draped bust of Amyntas helmeted and died, with both ends stiffly suspended.
Rev: Zeus enthroned, holding Pallas on outstretched right hand, and sceptre and palm in one hand. To 1. mon. 72. Top BAΣIΛEΩΣ NIKATOPOΣ, below AMYNTOY.

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