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NEW 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, weight 8.371 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 0o, probably Begram mint, 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 (€41.00)
Macedonian Kingdom, Satrapy of Bactria, Sophytes, c. 315 - 305 B.C.
SH26919. Silver drachm, Mitchiner IGIS 29a, SNG ANS 21, superb EF, weight 3.397 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 180o, obverse head of Sophytes right, wearing helmet and olive wreath, side flap ornamented with wing, ligate MNA on bottom of neck truncation; reverse ΣΩΦYTOY, rooster standing right, kerykeion behind; ex CNG 69 (8 June 2005), lot 777, slightly grainy, small flan defect on helmet, very sharp, bold high-relief strike; very rare; SOLD
Kadambas, Hangal, India, Toyimadeva, 1048 - 1075 A.D.
SH12097. Gold pagoda, Friedberg 315, VF, weight 4.343 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, obverse Toyi, Lion walking right looking back; reverse ornamented scroll within an ornamented border; SOLD
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