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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0100
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Kanishka I
Denomination:  Drachm
Place made:  Asia: India
Culture:  Kushan
Date made:  2nd Century AD
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  14.37
Axis (degrees):  0.00
BIRBI-WH0100.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Kanishka I standing, head turned to right, wearing tall cap, boots, making offering over fire altar with his right hand and holding spear in right. Reverse: Shiva standing, facing left, nimbate; has four arms and hands, in which he holds a wreath, a vase, a trident and a drum. Tamgha to left.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: þAO KANHþKI (Kanishka, king). Reverse: OHþO

Bibliography:  BM OR.328; Whitehead I-GC (1914) Typ.106 p.192

1 Related People

Kanishka I
Kushan


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