The Bible says “there came from the east wise men to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have see his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Matthew (2:1-2)
Sixth century A.D. tradition placed the number of wise men at three, probably, because of the three gifts given to the Christ child; the names of the three: Gaspard, Melchior, and Balthazar.
The following are reproductions of the coins in the set Coins of the Wise Men:King Azes II, of Baktria, silver drachm minted 5 BC - 5 AD; King Phraates IV of Parthia, silver drachm minted in between 38 BC- 2 AD; and King Aretas IV of Nabathea, AE 17 bronze, minted 9 BC – 40 AD. This collection includes replicas of original coins.