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Bactria Silver Drachma Biblical Coin of the Magi (35 BC-5 AD)

Bactria Silver Drachma Biblical Coin of the Magi (35 BC-5 AD)

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This Silver drachma coin comes from the reign of Azes II, king of Bactria, present day Afghanistan, from 35 B.C. to A.D. 5. He was a political descendant of Alexander the Great, who brought Greek culture to the East.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains .01 oz Silver.
  • Comes in a protective deluxe folder with a historical story and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Legend in Greek.
  • Reverse: Legend in Indian, making this coinage among the earliest bilingual coinage.

These Biblical Silver coins are collectible and educational. Add this Silver the Magi coin to your order today!

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.

The Magi, Caspar (or Gaspar), Melchior and Balthazar, were thought to be court astrologers from the east. Many scholars believe Caspar to have been a representative sent by "The Great King" Azes II of ancient Bactria to the Holy Land to pay homage to the newborn Jesus.


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This Is So Cool !

By  JRiz

from Morristown, NJ


Well....we are Not talking Gold, Silver, etc here.....we have a Ancient Coin from the time of Jesus and being a Christian....when I saw this from APMEX it was a Must Have for me ! Amazing to have in My possession a actual Coin that was in circulation during the time of Jesus. That is freaking awesome ! And I am also a History this decision to pick up this Drachma was easy for me ! I'm actually looking at another Coin Set from around the same era to add to my Collection. So it aint over just yet for me ! But anyone out there who is into this kind of Collecting...but all means pick one up ! It comes in a nice Booklet and its sealed. And a nice background write up as well. I def give this a Thumbs Up !


  • Collectible (lower mintage)


By  BMitch

from MD, USA


Nice addition to my growing collection, thank you.


  • Value (low premium over spot)

A good buy with a historical value

By  Brandon H

from Klamath Falls, OR


This coin has some historical background. As a rare collectible, definitely worth the purchase. A hammer stricken design makes up for a unique design. Glad to have such a rare coin.


  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Great conversation piece!

By  Eric D.

from Westminster, MD


I was actually surprise that my coin was much higher detail than the one in the picture. The display booklet with history really adds to this coin. There is something special about holding a coin that was being passed around before Christ. A great conversation piece and I look forward to sharing with my nieces and nephews as an educational piece.


  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Very Nice

By  Steven

from Texas


A very nice piece of history. It's interesting to think of the hands that may have held this piece.

Great Coin For Starter Collectors

By  Jeff

from England


I bought this product for my son as a starter coin for his collection. Its great product and has an interesting history. The condition of the coin is average, but that is what you are paying for.


  • Attractive Design


By  SilverFX

from Orlando, FL


Interesting to hold such a relic; too bad mine has hardly any features on it and what's there is unrecognizable. Looks nowhere near as cool as the picture. But I trust it's authentic. Still cool but don't think every one they send out will look like the picture. I understand how they were made- the pictured one is a rare one, stamped in the center/cut properly. Most had offset marks and mines half missing. Just wish Apm. would make sure their best customers don't get the worst of the lot. Not worth the cost of returning.

Fantastic Coin, really unique.

By  LT-The Diplomat

from Mountain Home, ID


The display for this product is what caught my attention. The coin is backed with a COA and a nice pamphlet describing the history of this coin, which I thought was really intriguing.


  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
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