Indo Scythian AR Tetradrachm Azes I/II c.58 BC NGC (Random Coin)

Indo Scythian AR Tetradrachm Azes I/II c.58 BC NGC (Random Coin)

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This silver drachm is from the reign of Azes II, king of Bactria, present day Afghanistan, from 35 BC to 5 AD. He was a political descendant of Alexander the Great, who brought Greek culture to the East.

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  • Indo Scythian AR Tetradrachm Azes I/II (c.58 BC).
  • One of the earliest known bilingual minted coins.
  • Coin legends show Greek letters and Kharosthi script.
  • NGC has encapsulated this coin in a sealed holder to protect its condition.
  • Obverse: King on horseback right.
  • Reverse: Reverses will vary. Depictions of Greek gods are common and will depicts gods such as Zeus, Athena or Posideon.

Much of Azes' coinage was issued before the birth of Christ, but some had to be struck on the day of Christ's birth, and all were in circulation when Christ lived. This coin is thought to be part of the tribute paid to him. Add this piece of history to your cart today!

The Kharosthi script is an ancient script used in ancient Gandhara (primarily modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan) to write the Gandhari Prakrit and Sanskrit.

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