Azes II King of Kings of the Indo-Scythian Kingdom from 35 BC to 12 BC.
Azes II was an Indo-Scythian ruler, the last Scythian king in Gandhara, western Pakistan. His existence has been questioned — did he not exist artefacts attributed to his reign, such as coins, would likely be those Azes I.

After the death of Azes II, the rule of the Indo-Scythians in northwestern India and Pakistan finally crumbled with the conquest of the Kushans, one of the five tribes of the Yuezhi who had lived in Bactria for more than a century, and who were then expanding into India to create a Kushan Empire. Soon after, the Parthians invaded from the west. Their leader Gondophares temporarily displaced the Kushans and founded the Parthian that was to last until the middle of the 1st century AD.

Coins attributed to Azes II use Greek and Kharoshti inscriptions, depict a Greek goddess as his protector, and thereby essentially follow the numismatic model of the Greek kings of the Indo-Greek kingdom, suggesting a high willingness to accommodate Greek culture. A novel difference of the Indo-Scythians was to show the king on a horse, rather than his bust in profile as did the Greeks.
Azes II
An AR Drachm struck 35 BC - 10 AD in Taxila


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Weight: 1.42 g
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