KUSH-17 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Kushan. Huvishka I , 150-190 AD, Gold Dinar 7.82 g. 19 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 holding a mace in raised right hand, elephant goad in left hand.

Reverse: MANAOBAΓO in Bactrian script, Manaobago. Four-armed moon-god seated facing on throne, head turned right, wear helmet, crescent behind shoulders, feet resting on footstool; holding in upper left hand scepter, and in lower left hand wreath; upper right hand holding balls, the only lower right hand shown rests on hip, 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. (1127724001).

          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.