KUSH-07 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Kushan. Kanishka I , 127-150 AD, Gold Dinar 7.73 g. 18.6 mm. die-axis 12 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 right shoulder, holding a spear in his left hand, and an elephant goad in his right hand, sacrificing over altar left.

Reverse: OÞΛAΓNO in Bactrian script, ORLAGNO. War-god (Bahram) standing facing, head right, wearing diadem, helmet surmounted by eagle, and clad like the king; holds in right hand a spear and left hand at hilt. A royal symbol (tamgha) in right field, a border of dots.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (783696001).

          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.