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Encyclopedia > Abdagases I

Abdagases I, nephew of Gondophares evident from his coin — a copper Tetradrachm — continued ruling up to ca. 65 AD. The billingual coin exhibits the kharoshti script where it can be read as "Gudaphara brathaputrasa maharajasa Abadagashasa." Brathaputra means nephew in Prakrit, the language in the coin. Zeus is also depicted in the same face.

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Iranica.com - INDO-PARTHIAN DYNASTY (2132 words)
The depiction of Abdagases II is very similar to that of Pacores, the last Indo-Parthian king in Seistan; the Greek legend copies the well-known, stereotyped Parthian Greek legend.
Apparently Abdagases, who specifies he is Gondophares' nephew (Senior, types 226-230; coin l), initially ruled at the same time as Gondophares, as his title ("king," and not "great king of kings") and coin weight suggest.
Few coins of Abdagases (Senior, type 232), Sarpedones (coin n), and Ubouzanes (Senior, types 254, 260; coin m) have been found; Sases, who is attested in a wider area, seems to have ruled longer, as the number of his coins and the variety of mintmark combinations suggest (Senior, type 246).
CoinArchives.com Search Results (392 words)
Indo-Parthian, Abdagases (c.5 B.C. 19), Taxila, AR Tetradrachm, king on horseback riding right, wearing Parthian dress and holding whip aloft, Gondopharan Tamgha before horse, rev. Zeus Nikephoros standing left with sceptre, monograms in both fields (Senior 228.20; M.1121), about very...
Indo-Parthian, Abdagases, Gandhara, base AR tetradrachms (2), the first with king riding right, the second with king riding left, Greek legends around, rev. Zeus standing right, holding sceptre, monograms in both fields, Kharosthi legend around (Senior 227.18, 229.38), both good very fine (2)...
Indo-Parthian, Abdagases, base AR Tetradrachm, 9.83g., Gandhara, king on horseback riding left, wearing Parthian dress Gondopharan tamgha and letter before horse, rev. Zeus standing right, holding sceptre, circle between legs, nandipada in left field, letter in right, (Senior 229.51), good...
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