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

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Information: A surprisingly affordable example of gold coinage from the Kushan Empire.
Origin: India, Kushan Empire, uncertain mint
Authority: Shaka
Denomination: AV Dinar
Composition: Gold
Date: 325-345 AD
Obverse: Shaka, facing left, wearing diadem and tall jewelled conical hat, sacrificing over altar and holding ribboned staff; ribboned trident to left; bhi in Brahmi to right of altar, sita in Brahmi below arm, shaka to outer right
Reverse: Ardochsho on high-backed throne with ornate legs, facing, holding diadem in right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm; tamgha to left
Size: 19.15mm, 7.40 g, 12h
Grade: aVF, toned, areas of weak strike at periphery, mounting loop remnants
Rarity: Rare
Provenance: ex Classical Numismatic Group: eAuction 408 (25 October 2017), Lot 296; eAuction 389 (18 January 2017), Lot 435
References: ANS Kushan 1670; Göbl Kushan 591
General: 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.
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