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Live auction - bgr_666842 - KUSHAN EMPIRE - KIDARA KINGDOM Statère

KUSHAN EMPIRE - KIDARA KINGDOM Statère AU/XF
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bgr_666842
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 350
Mint name / Town : Kidara
Metal : gold
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Tréflage, notamment au revers. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE EN PEHLVI.
Obverse description : Le roi debout tenant un trident et faisant une offrande sur un autel allumé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE EN PEHLVI.
Reverse description : Shiva debout de face avec un taureau debout à gauche.

Commentary


Notre exemplaire est sur un flan large légèrement scyphate (bombé) avec les sujets complets, mais de frappe fruste, en particulier au revers.

Historical background


Kushan Empire - KINGDOM OF Kidara

(350-460)

Kidarite the kingdom was founded by a vassal Kushan named Kidara I. Kidarites settled in northern Punjab, in the Kabul region-Gandhara. Arrival between 360 and 430 is dated. They were defeated by the Huns Hephtalites and disappeared with the arrival of Islam.

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