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There were many ancient civilisations which used coinage. In this section you will find ancient coins from different parts of the world including the Kushan Empire and Ancient India.
China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Taizong, 990-997 AD, AE1 Cash, minted 990-994 AD

Emperor Taizong was the second emperor of the Song dynasty in China. He was considered a hard-working and diligent emperor. During his reign, he reunified China proper for the first time in 72 years and succeeded in making the Song Empire more prosperous through various initiatives such as increasing agricultural production.…

China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Taizong, 990-997 AD, AE1 Cash, minted 990-994 AD

Emperor Taizong was the second emperor of the Song dynasty in China. He was considered a hard-working and diligent emperor. During his reign, he reunified China proper for the first time in 72 years and succeeded in making the Song Empire more prosperous through various initiatives such as increasing agricultural production.…

China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Zhezhong, 1086-1100 AD, AE2 Cash, minted 1094-107 AD

Emperor Zhezong of Song was the seventh emperor of the Song dynasty in China. The sixth son of Emperor Shenzong he became Emperor at only nine years of age. During his reign he failed to stop the fighting between conservative and liberals wtihin his government, whcih would eventually lead to the deminse of the Soong dynasty. Following a bout of illness, he died prematurely at the age of 23 and was succeeded by his younger brother.…

Indo-Scythian Kingdom, Azes, AE Tetradrachm, c. 58-20 BC

The Indo-Scythians were Scythians (Iranian Eurasian nomads), who migrated into Western South Asia in the 2nd century BC to 4th century AD. Azes I was a ruler of the Indo-Scythians. More recently it is theorised that Azes I and Azes II may in fact be the one and same person. Azes II is speculated to be one of the 3 wise men who visited Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.…

Indo-Scythian Kingdom, Azes, AR Tetradrachm, c. 58-12 BC

The Indo-Scythians were Scythians (Iranian Eurasian nomads), who migrated into Western South Asia in the 2nd century BC to 4th century AD. Azes I was a ruler of the Indo-Scythians. More recently it is theorised that Azes I and Azes II may in fact be the one and same person. Azes II is speculated to be one of the 3 wise men who visited Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.…

Kuninda, India,  AR Drachm, 100 BC - 100 AD

Very Rare! Highly sought after Ancient Indian Coin. These are not widely available.…

Kushan Kings, Huvishka, AE Tetradrachm, 151-190 AD

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. Huvishka was the son of Kanishka. He ruled the Kushan Empire following his father's death. Huvishaka was a worshipper of Shiva. The Kushan coins typically feature the King on the obverse and a deity on the other. Oesho on the reverse of thsi coin is identical with Shiva.…

Kushan Kings, Kanishka I, AE Tetradrachm, 127-151 AD

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.…

Kushan Kings, Shaka, AV Dinara, 325-345 AD

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. Shaka is thought to have been the name of the Kushan emperor who succeeded Vasudeva II. Not much else is known about Shaka.…

Kushan Kings, Soter Megas, AE Didrachm, 90-113 AD

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. Not much is known about Vima Takto, Soter Megas. In fact until the discovery of his name he was referred to as the 'Nameless King'.…

Kushan Kings, Soter Megas, AE Didrachm, 90-113 AD

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. Not much is known about Vima Takto, Soter Megas. In fact until the discovery of his name he was referred to as the 'Nameless King'.…

Kushan Kings, Soter Megas, AE Didrachm, 90-113 AD

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. Not much is known about Vima Takto, Soter Megas. In fact until the discovery of his name he was referred to as the 'Nameless King'.…

Kushan Kings, Soter Megas, AE Didrachm, 90-113 AD

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. Not much is known about Vima Takto, Soter Megas. In fact until the discovery of his name he was referred to as the 'Nameless King'.…

Kushan Kings, Soter Megas, AE Didrachm, 90-113 AD

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. Not much is known about Vima Takto, Soter Megas. In fact until the discovery of his name he was referred to as the 'Nameless King'.…

Taxila, Ancient India, Double-die, 304-232 BC

A nice example of early Ancient Indian coinage. Featuring an elephant which is on many Ancient Indian and Indo-Greek coins. Beautifully preserved light green patina.…

Tudor, King Henry VIII, 1509-1547 AD, AR Penny, struck 153/7-1534/41 AD

Henry VIII was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547.…

᷅  <font color="#FF0000"><b>SOLD</b></font color>: Anglo-Saxon, Kings of Northumbria, Eanred, 810-841 AD, AE Styca, struck c. 837-841 AD, Hoard Coin

Eanred was the King of Northumbria. Very little is known about him other than he was the son of King Earwulf and that he reigned for 33 years. During his reign the 'styca' as a form of currency appeared. Evidence suggests they were minted in large quantities and likely to have been used for external trade. The Bolton Percy hoard was discovered by two Bolton Percy schoolboys in 1967 in a field nearby their village. Further searching found another much larger hoard nearby. Combined, this hoard is one of the largest early Medieval hoards.…

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