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Indian Coins, Kushan. Kanishka I , 127-150 AD, Gold Dinar 7.78 g. 18.4 mm. die-axis 12 o'clock.

Obverse: Bactrian legend around BAΣIΛEYΣ BAΣIΛEΩN KANHÞKOY, (coin) of Kanishka, King of Kings. The king standing facing, head left, wearing helmet and diadem, clad in coat and trousers, and cloak, a sword at his waist, flame on right shoulder, holding a spear in his left hand, right hand sacrificing over altar left.

Reverse: ΣAΛHNH in Bactrian script, SELENE . Male deity Selene standing facing, head left, diadem, clad in chiton and himation; crescent behind shoulders, right hand extended in benedictioned gesture, left hand holding long scepter bound with fillet, sword girt round waist, a royal symbol (tamgha) in left field, a border of dots.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimens in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (783646001), (AN949203001).

          There are several variations of this type, because of different dies.
A very rare genuine gold coin of the Kushan Imperial mints, solid gold coin not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.