Bronze Coin INDO-SCYTHIAN: Azes II AE hexachalkon: Bull/Lion, Senior 102.11

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Dimensions (mm) 29.1 x 28.1 x 4mm
Weight (carats) 71.93 carats
Obverse:    Humped bull standing right, monogram above, Kharoshthi letter ka before, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY / AZOY
Reverse:    Lion standing right, monogram above, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa     rajadirajasa mahatasa / Ayasa
Date:    c. 1st century BCE
Weight:    71.93 Cts (14.38 gm)
Diameter:     29.1 mm.

Azes II may have been the last Indo-Scythian king in the northern Indian subcontinent (modern day Pakistan). Indo-Scythian rule crumbled under the conquests of the Kushans who expanded into India to create the Kushan Empire. Senior and Hoover now believe Azes II did not exist and attribute all Azes coins to Azes I or as posthumous imitative issues. A type attributed to Azes I has been found overstruck on a coin traditionally attributed to Azes II, supporting their hypothesis.

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