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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Asian Coins| > |Kushan Empire| > WA93162
Kushan Empire, Wima Takto, c. 90 - 113 A.D.
|Kushan| |Empire|, |Kushan| |Empire,| |Wima| |Takto,| |c.| |90| |-| |113| |A.D.|, Wima Takto was long known as "The nameless King," since his coins only showed the legend "The King of Kings, Great Savior." The discovery of the Rabatak inscription connected his name with the title on the coins. Wima Takto's empire covered northwestern Gandhara and greater Bactria towards China, where Kushan presence has been asserted in the Tarim Basin. Under his reign, embassies were also sent to the Chinese court. This type circulated in Bactria, the Kabul valley, Gandhara and the Punjab.
WA93162. Copper didrachm, ANS Kushan 196 (same obv. die), Mitchiner ACW 2957, aVF, some corrosion, probably Begram mint, weight 8.371g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 90 - 113 A.D.; obverse diademed and draped bust of sun-god Miiro right, 5 rays radiating from his head, arrow tied with ribbons raised in right hand, 3 pronged tamga left; reverse BACIΛEV BACIΛEWN CWTHP MEΓAC (king of kings, great savior), king on horseback right; wearing soft Iranian cap, diadem with long ties, nomad jacket and trousers, pick-axe in right hand, 3 pronged tamga right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $50.00











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