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Afghanistan: A gold stater of the Seleucid king Antiochus I Soter minted at Ai-Khanoum, c. 275 BCE. Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus. Reverse: Nude Apollo seated on an omphalos (religious stone), leaning on bow and holding two arrows. Greek legend: BASI?EOS ANTIOXOY (of King Antiochos).
Ai-Khanoum or Ay Khanum ( 'Lady of the Moon' in Uzbek, probably the historical Alexandria on the Oxus, also possibly named Eucratidia), was founded in the 4th century...
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