KUSH-11 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Kushan. Huvishka I , 150-190 AD, Gold Dinar (7.86 grams; 20 mm.), die-axis 12 o'clock.

Obverse: Bactrian legend around ÞAONANOÞAO OOΗÞKIKOÞANO The King of Kings, Huvishka the Kushan. Upper part of the king facing, head left, emerging from clouds, diadem and nimbate, wear conical helmet and coat of mail, flaming from both shoulders, hold a mace in right hand and spear over left shoulder.

Reverse: OANINΔA in Bactrian script, VANINDA. The winged victory goddess Vaninda standing facing, head left, holds wreath and trophy-stand, a royal symbol (tamgha) in right field. Surrounded by a border of dots.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (783845001).

          They are many variations in design, this rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, solid gold not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.