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
An AR Tetradrachm struck 50-65 AD in Taxila
Obverse: King on horseback right, letter before; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥ??AV?ΝΔΙΦEΡΟΑΔΕΛΦΙΔΕШC

Reverse: Zeus with scepter right Gadapharabhradaputrasa maharajasa tradatasa Avadagasasa

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.08 g
No notes for this coin
Senior 227.18
(2) Azes I
An AR Tetradrachm struck 58-12 BCE in Taxila
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

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 9.81 g
No notes for this coin
HGCS 12/637
(3) Azes I
An AE unit struck 58-12 BC in Taxila
Obverse: humped bull right; (MP) above; shi under head; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩИ ΜΕΓΛΟΥ / AZOY

Reverse: lion right; monogram above; Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatasa / Ayasa

Diameter: 24.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.32 g
No notes for this coin
MIG 850, Sen 102.100
(4) Azes I
An AR Tetradrachm struck 58-12 BC in Taxila
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

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 8.86 g
No notes for this coin
MIG 854i, Sen 105.340T
An AR Drachm struck 35 BC - 10 AD in Taxila


Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.42 g
No notes for this coin
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An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-150 CE in Taxila
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

Diameter: 26.1 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.27 g
The chocolate brown patina on this coin is really amazing in hand.
Göbl 774, MAC 3079
An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-152 AD in Taxila
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

Diameter: 24.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.3 g
No notes for this coin
Göbl 772, MAC 3082-84