Silver Drachm of Azes II
This beautiful Silver Drachm was struck between 35 B.C. and A.D. 10 in the reign of the Indo-Scythian king Azes II, from what is now modern Pakistan. The coins from the Indo-Greeks and Indo-Scythians are thought to be the first bi-lingual coin as the legends are in Kharoshti and Greek. They grade Very Fine with the obverse showing the king on horseback and on the reverse Athena standing left. In America, these are sometimes sold as a coin from one the Three Wise Men at Christ’s birth because he was known as the ‘King from the East’.