Ancient Silver Coin, Indo-Scythian Kingdom, Azes, AR Tetradrachm, c. 58-12

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Dimensions (mm) 18.3 x 18.3 x 3.6mm
Weight (carats) 10.02 carats

Origin: Indo-Scythian Kingdom, India, Taxila mint

Authority: Azes I-II

Denomination: Tetrdrachm

Composition: Silver
Date: circa 58-12 BC
Obverse: King on horseback right, holding spear in right hand and reigns in left; to right, Kharosthi letter (Ji)

Reverse: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (Kharosthi legend), Zeus left, holds in right hand, wreath-bearing Nike; in left, long sceptre; to left and right, Kharosthi letters

Size: 18.3x18.3x3.6 mm

Weight: 2.004 Gms

The Indo-Scythians were Scythians (Iranian Eurasian nomads), who migrated into Western South Asia in the 2nd century BC to 4th century AD. Azes I was a ruler of the Indo-Scythians. More recently it is theorised that Azes I and Azes II may in fact be the one and same person. Azes II is speculated to be one of the 3 wise men who visited Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.

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