Taxila - A settlement in Gandhara
Taxila, meaning "City of Cut Stone", was an ancient city at the pivotal junction of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. The origin of Taxila as a city goes back to c. 1000 BC.

Owing to its strategic location, Taxila has changed hands many times over the centuries, with many empires vying for its control. Some ruins at Taxila date to the time of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century BC, followed successively by Mauryan Empire, Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, and Kushan Empire periods.

When the great ancient trade routes connecting these regions ceased to be important, the city sank into insignificance and was finally destroyed by the nomadic Hunas in the 5th century.

Modern location: 32 km north-west of Islamabad, Pakistan

(1) Abdagases I 50-65 AD
Obverse: King on horseback right, letter before; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥ??AV?ΝΔΙΦEΡΟΑΔΕΛΦΙΔΕШC
Reverse: Zeus with scepter right Gadapharabhradaputrasa maharajasa tradatasa Avadagasasa
Ref: Senior 227.18
(2) Azes I 58-12 BCE
Obverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZOY (King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Karoshti letter (ka) in field)
Reverse: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (Athena standing right, holding shield and spear, making benediction gesture), tamga and monogram in field
Ref: HGCS 12/637
(3) Azes I 58-12 BC
AE unit Taxila
Obverse: humped bull right; (MP) above; shi under head; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩИ ΜΕΓΛΟΥ / AZOY
Reverse: lion right; monogram above; Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatasa / Ayasa
Ref: MIG 850, Sen 102.100
(4) Azes I 58-12 BC
Obverse: king on horse rising hand holding whip; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩИ ΜΕΓΛΟΥ / AZOY, san
Reverse: Zeus with rod holding Nike; Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatasa / Ayasa, monogram / M / dhram
Ref: MIG 854i, Sen 105.340T
(5) Azes I 57-35 BC
Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑZΟΥ King on camel right, holding ankus
Reverse: Zebu bull (or yak) standing right; monogram below
Ref: Mitchiner 2325 or 2326
(6) Azes II 35 BC - 10 AD
Obverse:
Reverse:
Ref: None provided
(7) Gondophares | Hermaios c. 30-10 BC
Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Hermaios right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / EPMAIOY
Reverse: Zeus seated half left, wearing himation, raised hand, holding scepter; Maharaajasa tratarasa Heramayasa (of Great King Hermaios the Savior)
Ref: Senior Hermaios 42aT.1, Mitchiner I...
(8) Kanishka I 127-150 CE
Obverse: þAO KANηþK[I] (Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left)
Reverse: MAO (Lunar deity Mao standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, lunar crescents on shoulders), tamga in field
Ref: Göbl 774, MAC 3079
(9) Kanishka I 127-152 AD
Obverse: king Kanishka standing left sacrificing over altar, holding scepter; ÞAO KA_NHÞKI
Reverse: god Atar standing left, wreath in right hand; AΘÞO monogram down-left
Ref: Göbl 772, MAC 3082-84