KUSH-18 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Kushan. Huvishka I , 150-190 AD, Gold Dinar 7.95 g. 18.35 mm. die-axis 12 o'clock.

Obverse: Bactrian legend around ÞAONANOÞAO OOΗÞKIKOÞANO The King of Kings, Huvishka the Kushan. Upper part of king facing, head left, emerging from clouds, diadem; flame rising from shoulders; wear rounded helmet; hold a mace in raised right hand, elephant goad in left hand.

Reverse:. OKÞO in Bactrian script, OESHO. God Siva, nimbate, standing facing, head left, wears necklace, and has four arms and hands, in which are, vase, elephant goad, thunderbolt, trident, and a goat, the last by the horns, a royal symbol (tamgha) in left field, a border of dots.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimens in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (783768001), (783769001), (783770001).

          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.