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Biblical Coin of The Magi,Bronze 35 BC-5 AD,Certificate of Authenticity & Folder
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Material: Bronze Coin%252525252BType: Bactria
Coin Type: Magi Coin%2525252BType: Greek
Item+Type: Ancient Coins

Biblical Coin of The Magi,Bronze 35 BC-5 AD.

COIN OF THE MAGI

GREEK INDO SCYTHIAN - DRACHM – OBVERSE: KING AZES II ON HORSE

REVERSE: STANDING FIGURE, KHAROSHTHI 

METAL: Bronze   

SIZE:  ‘RANGE’ 12.5MM -16.5MM. Lot m-eb auct 7

Includes folder and certificate.

 

This Azes II Bronze drachm played a major role in the history of Early Christianity. "The wise men of the east" described in the bible were guided by a prophesy and the Star of Bethlehem to find the baby Jesus. Christian tradition has set their number as three, called them Magi, and named them Caspar or Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar.  They are interpreted today to have been court astrologers from the east who studied and interpreted signs in the sky. The EPIPHANY commemorates their visit. Biblical scholars have debated their identities for centuries. Many scholars believe Caspar (or Gaspar) to have been a representative sent by "The Great King" Azes II of ancient Bactria to the Holy Land to pay homage to the newborn Jesus.  His travels were almost certain to have been financed by these very same bronze and silver drachms issued by Azes, who ruled the area which is now modern Afghanistan from 35 BC to 5 AD—during the time of the birth of Jesus.

 

Azes II (35 BC - 5 AD), king of Bactria, minted drachm coins inspired by ancient Greek designs originating 500 years earlier. The obverse legends were written in Greek, the reverse is in Indian script, making his coinage among the earliest bilingual coins. The coins were hand made by striking hot, bronze disks between iron dies. This crude method resulted in imperfect, but remarkably detailed coins. The king on horseback is inscribed on the one side, and a standing figure of Zeus is on the reverse. All of Azes’ coins were in circulation when Christ lived. It can be assumed that some were struck on the day of Christ's birth.

 

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