Copper Pentachalkon of Indo- Scythians King Azes II

29 Oct 2020  Thu

Azes II was the last ruler of Indo-Scythian; he ruled the north Indian part of the Indian subcontinent. Azes II is considered as the homonymous king of Indo-Greek. Some historian does not believe that Azes II was as different king and considered that coins attributed to him were in fact issues in the name of Azes I.

This copper Pentachalkon that weighs around 12.55g was issued by Azes II during his rule. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Standing Elephant facing towards the right, Kharosthi Letter ‘Shri’ written above elephant’ with Greek legend around. The reverse of this coin depicts ‘Bull facing towards the right with two monograms above and Kharosthi legend around’.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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