The Coin Galleries: Yueh-Chi: Pabes

The reverse on Pabes's coins shows a standing Hercules, a reverse type associated with the Bactrian king Demetrius I, while the reverses of Sapalbizes and Arseiles exhibit a Persian theme. Does this mean that Pabes was earlier? Or perhaps he ruled closer to the Greek population centers.

Silver obol
c. 20 BCE

Weight:0.46 gm., Diam:11 mm., Die axis: 10h
Helmeted bust right, no legend/
Naked Hercules standing facing, holding club by his side
Greek legend right and left: ΠABHC
Ref:  Senior A3.1.
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