KUSH-12 Click on image for enlargement.
Indian Coins, Kushan. Huvishka I , 150-190 AD, Gold Dinar
(8.0 grams; 18.6 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, diadem, wears rounded helmet and holds a mace in raised right hand, elephant goad in left hand.
Reverse: ΣAÞAΠO in Bactrian script,
SARAPO. Goddess Sarapis standing facing, head left, clad in himation, holds scepter over shrouder and right hand
extended in benedictioned gesture, a royal symbol (tamgha) in left field. Surrounded by a border of dots.
The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (174235001).
This extremely rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, solid gold not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.