KUSH-21 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Kushan. Kanishka II , 230-240 AD, Gold Dinar (8.07 grams; 21 mm.), die-axis 12 o'clock.

Obverse: Bactrian legend around þAONANOþAO KANηþKO KOþANO The King of Kings, Kanishka the Kushan. The king standing facing, head left, at altar, wearing coat and pointed cap, a sword at his waist; long scepter adorned with ribans in his left hand; trident with ribands over altar. Brahmi legend BHA at right.

Reverse: APΔOXþO, in Bactrian script, ARDOXSHO. Throned goddess of plenty Ashi Vanghuhi facing, holding diadem and carnucopiae, a royal symbol (tamgha) in left field, struck on wide flan. Surrounded by a border of dots.

          They are many variations in design, this very rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints.