Kushan Empire, Kanishka I the Great, c. 127 - 150 A.D.
Kanishka I the Great ruled an empire in extending from Turfan in the Tarim Basin to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain, c. 127 - 150 A.D., with his capital at Purusapura in Gandhara. He is famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements. His conquests and patronage of Buddhism played an important role in the development of the Silk Road, and the transmission of Mahayana Buddhism from Gandhara across the Karakoram range to China. AW84802. Bronze , 768, 3077, 46, 68, aVF, thick , some, 17.632 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 315o, Purusapura(?) mint, c. 128 - 150 A.D.; Bactrian : PAO KA-NhPW ( Kanishka), standing half left, diademed left, sacrificing at at feet on left, long vertical in left hand; sun god Mithra standing left, around , raising right hand commanding , left hand on sword hilt at side, tamgha left, Bactrian : MIIRO curving downward on right; ; $80.00 (€71.20)
Kushan Kingdom, Gadahara, c. 320 - 360 A.D.
, 3592, 608, aEF, 7.796 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 0o, standing facing, sacrificing at at left, trident above left; Brahmi inscriptions: KaPa left, PiRyaSa below arm, GaDaHaRa right; goddess Ardochsho (Lakshmi) enthroned facing, , crescent on top of , garland in right hand, in left hand, tamga left; SOLD
Kushan Empire, 2nd Century A.D.
The Kushans descended from the Kue-Shuang branch of the Yueh-Chi tribe, originally from the Chinese frontier. They migrated into Gandhara and , India by the end of the 1st century B.C. The first types issued copied the Bactrian issues of Hermaeus. Later issues were influenced by Roman coins. Kushan was overrun by the Empire in the early 3rd century A.D., but continued to exist until the 4th century.SH01419. Gold quarter dinar,
1.95 g, maximum 12.5 mm, 0o, Kushan Empire, 2nd century A.D.; crowned of Huvishka left, holding a in right and spear over shoulder in left; goddess Miiro standing facing, left, tamga to left, crescent behind her ; very ; SOLD
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