Coins from Indo-Scythian Kingdoms
Indo-Scythian is a term used to refer to Scythians (Sakas), who migrated into parts of central, northern and western South Asia from the middle of the 2nd century BC to the 4th century AD.

The Sakas settled in Drangiana, an area of Southern Afghanistan, western Pakistan and south Iran, which was then called after them as Sakastan or Sistan. From there, they progressively expanded into present day Iran as well as northern India, where they established various kingdoms, and where they are known as "Saka".

After the death of Azes, the rule of the Indo-Scythians in northwestern India was shattered with the rise of the Indo-Parthian ruler Gondophares in the last years of the 1st century BC.
Indo-Scythian Kingdoms
(1) 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
(2) 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
(3) 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
No references provided for this coin
(5) Gondophares | Hermaios
An AE Tetradrachm struck c. 30-10 BC in Taxila?
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)

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.6 g
No notes for this coin
Senior Hermaios 42aT.1, Mitchiner IGIS 421b, Mitchiner ACW 2045, SNG ANS 1430 ff., Bopearachchi series 20, HGC 12 308