KUSH-14 Click on image for enlargement.
Indian Coins, Kushan. Huvishka I , 150-190 AD, Gold Dinar
(8.04 grams; 18.2 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, wears rounded helmet, and chlamys over armour, holds a mace in
raised right hand, elephant goad in left hand, flames on right shoulder.
Reverse: MAO and MIIþO in Bactrian script,
MAO, MIIPO. Beard moon-god standing facing, head right, diadem; crescent behind
shoulders; hold in right hand, scepter, bound with fillet; in left hand elephant goad: and sun-god standing
facing, head left, radiate; right hand advanced; in left hand a scepter, bound with fillet; between them a
royal symbol (tamgha). Surrounded by a border of dots.
The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (AN783757001)
They are many variations in design, this very rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints.