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Dealer's Lot of 15 Coins of the Kushan Empire

350.00 AUD

Origin:
Kushan Kings
Authority:
Various
Denomination:
Large and small AE denominations
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
2nd-4th centuries AD
Obverse:
Various
Reverse:
Various
Grade:
gF-gVF
Provenance:
ex wholesale lot (2006)
Reference:
see ANS Kushan for most types
This lot contains mostly coins from the Kushan empire but appears to also include Indo-Scythian and Baktrian coins. Coins will be available as a lot until we find the time to individually catalogue and list them for sale. The Kushan empire was formed by Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It stretched to encompass the entire northern subcontinent of India and includes what is today Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Kushans used the Baktrian language, employing the use of Greek script to write Baktrian, as evidenced in their coinage. Kanishka I or Kanishka the Great, was a Kushan emperor well known for his vast empire and military achievements.
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