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.