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Why order this Indo-Scythians c. 58 BC Azes I/II AR Drachm?
The Indo-Scythian Kingdom covered pars of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India from c. 150 BC-400 AD. The people were nomadic Azes I was an important leader, as it was he who led the people to victory over Hippostratos and control over northwestern India. The kingdom is particularly important to Christians, as one of the three wise men who visited Jesus in the manger is believed to have been sent by Azes. This Drachm may even have been used on that journey!
Stunning Azes I/II Design
On the obverse, Azes I or Azes II rides a horse. He wears a chain mail and a royal Greek headband. It is encircled by an inscription that is written in Greek. The inscription means, "The great King of Kings Azes."
Zeus features on the reverse. He faces left and holds Nike on his outstretched hand. The inscription, which is in Kharoshti, means the same as the inscription on the obverse, "The great King of Kings Azes."
Beautifully Preserved VF with Christ Portrait Label
This coin earned a Very Fine grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade indicates that the coin retains moderate design detail and still has sharp letters and digits. This grade comes provided on a label that features a portrait of Jesus Christ.
Add this c. 58 BC Indo-Scythians Azes I/II AR Drachm to your collection today.
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|Year of Issue:||After c. 58 BC|
|Label/Signature:||Christ Portrait Label|