New display Coins at the Crossroads of Asia is now on view in the Money Gallery.
From around 250 BCE to 10 CE, a series of rulers controlled an area of Central and South Asia in the ancient regions of Bactria and Gandhara.
This display gives tantalising glimpses into the history of those ancient rulers and our understanding of the history of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, as they are now known.
Find out more: https://www.ashmolean.org/…/coins-at-the-crossroads-of…
Gold coin showing Zeus throwing thunderbolt, Indo-Greek Coin, 220 BCE. HCR6540
Photo: Ashmolean museum