Azes II; humped bull/lion
Description: Indo-Scythian Kingdom, Azes II (35 BC - 5 AD). BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOΥ AZOΥ; humped bull right, monogram above / Lion standing right, monogram above; Kharoshthi legend.
Diameter: AE22 mm
Weight: 5,7 g
Attribution: MAC 2383-5
Commentary: bronze surfaces, rough edges, attractive details
History: The depiction the Buddhist lion and the Brahmanic cow of Shiva should show tolerance of the Hellenized ruler towards both religions.
Article Number: 032-02-05-41652