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Indo-Scythians Azes I/II, AFTER C.58 BC AR Drachm F

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The Scythians were nomads who came out of central Asia and settle an area that spanned from India to Bulgaria. They were despised for their constant invasions, and over the course of almost a century, they destroyed the Greeks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“The wise men of the east, “ as described by the bible, were guided by the Star of Bethlehem to find baby Jesus. Christian tradition has the number of three wisemen (the Magi) named Casper, Melchior and Balthazar. Some believe that Casper was a representative sent by “The Great King” Azes II of Ancient Bactria.

His travels were financed by the Silver issued by Azes, who ruled the area from 35 B.C. to A.D. 5. Silver coins of Azes II were inspired by ancient Greek designs with a depiction of the King on horseback and standing figure of Athena. The obverse legends are written in Greek and the reverse in Indian script. The coins are among the earliest bilingual coins.

*Note* Coin received may slightly vary from that pictured however, year, grade and coin type will all match. You will be receiving "F". 

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