Monday, February 15, 2016

151. Meg kings in the history of Afghanistan

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A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT ANTIQUITIES AND COINS •of the AFGHANISTAN: WITH A MEMOIR ON THE BUILDINGS CALLED TOPES, 
BY C. MASSON, ESQ. H. H. WILSON, M.A. F.R.S. 
MEMBKR OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY; OK THE ASIATIK SOCIETIES OF CALCUTTA AND PARIS; OF THE ROYAL ACADEMIES OF BERLIN AND MUNICH, ETC., ETC.; AND BODEN PROFESSOR OF SANSCRIT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. LONDON:
PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE HONOURABLE THE COURT OF DIRECTORS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY. LONDON, 1841



The coins found in the monument giving occasion to these remarks have another peculiarity in the omission of the name of the sovereign. This peculiarity being observable on no other ancient coins is so remarkable, that we should rejoice if it were possible to recognise in the epithet, as it has been considered, of M E:C, the nomen. The legend, also at variance with most others, stands in the nominative in place of the genitive case, and might, perhaps, be as justly read The King of Kings, the Saviour Megas, as the King of Kings, the Saviour, the Great. TOPE NO. 4 OF BIMARAN.1


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