KUSH-04 Click on image for enlargement.
Indian Coins, Kushan. Kanishka I , 127-150 AD, Gold Dinar
(8.21 grams; 18.7 mm.), die-axis 11 o'clock.
Obverse: Bactrian legend around ÞAONANOÞAO KANΗÞKI KOÞANO
The King of Kings, Kanishka the Kushan. The king standing facing, head left, wearing helmet
and diadem, clad in coat and trousers, and cloak; a sword at his waist, flames on shoulder, holding a spear in
his left hand, and elephant goad in his right hand, sprinkling incense over fire altar left.
Reverse: ΛÞOOAΣΠO in Bactrian script,
IROOASPA. Bearded deity Drvaspa (a Zoroastrian god of horse), standing facing, head right, diadem clad in sleeved
tunic, holding out a wreath over the head of a horse beside him facing right, a royal symbol (tamgha) in right field.
Surrounded by a border of dots.
This extremely rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, solid gold not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.