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Senator Buns
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« on: August 02, 2010, 08:12:30 pm »

Could this be a local imitation of an AE tetradrachm of Kujula Kadphises (30 - 80 AD),

obv: Diademed bust right, imitative of Hermaeus; corrupt Greek legend
rev: Hercules standing right, holding club and lion skin; Karosthi legend
diameter: 21x19mm

Confirmation? Also can anyone provide any info on historical context of this coin in India?

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dltcoins
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 09:28:21 am »

I believe it is. Compare with examples here:

http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=3651

The following Wikipedia article provides some background on this ruler and his coinage:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kujula_Kadphises
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Senator Buns
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 02:24:12 pm »

Thanks once again anteporcos, didn't realise that the wikipedia page would have such an informative (by comparison) section on coins
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