Azes I AE Tetradrachm, 58-20 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Azes I
City/Region:
Indo-Scythians Kingdom
Denomination:
Tetrdrachm
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
58-20 BC.
Obverse:
BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOU AZOU, Humped Brahman bull (zebu) walking right, Whitehead symbol 15 (Z in square) above
Reverse:
Kharosthi "jha" to right / Kharosthi legend, Lion or leopard standing right, Whitehead symbol 26 above
Size:
25.2 mm, 12.2 g
Grade:
aVF
References:
Whitehead 259; BMC p. 86, 141.

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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.