KUSH-08 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Kushan. Kanishka I , 127-150 AD, Gold Dinar 7.93 g. 18.7 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 elephant goad in his right hand, sacrificing over altar left.

Reverse: APΔOXÞO in Bactrian script, ARDOXSHO. Goddess wearing modius and nimbate, clad in chiton and himation; standing right holds a carnucopiae of flower, 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, (174238001).

          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.