India - Kushan Empire. Gold Dinar of Vasishka. Circa AD 240-250 Main mint in Gandhara ( Important Ancient City )
India Kushan Empire. Main mint in Gandhara. AV Dinar. Circa AD 240-250. Mint I (A). 13th emission.
Obv: ÞAO(retrograde h)A(retrograde h)OÞAO BAZhKO KÞA[ ], Vasishka, nimbate, helmeted, and diademed, standing facing, head left, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left, nya in Brahmi to right of altar, tha in Brahmi between feet, and vi in Brahmi to right of scepter
Rev: APΔOXÞO to right, Ardoxsho, nimbate, seated facing on throne, feet on mat, holding filleted investiture garland in right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm; tamgha to upper left; tha in Brahmi to upper right.
Ref: MK 556; Donum Burns 672 ; Sunrise 553 (rare)
Weight : 7.65 g
The Kushan Empire was a syncretic empire, formed by Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It spread to encompass much of Afghanistan, and then the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent at least as far as Saketa and Sarnath near Varanasi (Benares), where inscriptions have been found dating to the era of the Kushan emperor Kanishka the Great.
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