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Silver tetradrachm (Zeus Nikephorus type) of Azes II (ca. 35 BC - 5 AD), Taxila Sirkap A, Indo-Scythians in Gandhara (Senior 853F)

Silver tetradrachm (Zeus Nikephorus type) of Azes II (ca. 35 BC - 5 AD), Taxila Sirkap A, Indo-Scythians in Gandhara (Senior 853F)

BAΣILEΩΣ BAΣILEΩN MEΓALOY AZOY ("Great King of Kings Azes"), King on horse, holding whip, right / Kharoshti legend: Maharajasa Rajarajasa Mahatasa Ayasa ("The Great King of Kings Azes"), Zeus Nikephorus standing left, holding winged Nike and long scepter, monograms in fields. 24mm, 9.40 grams. Taxila Sirkap A mint. Senior 853F.

Azes II was king of Bactria from 35 BC to 5 AD. He is often associated with one of the three "Magi", the "Wise Men" or "Kings", who visited Jesus on the night of his birth according to the Gospel of Matthew.

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