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Live auction - bgr_559614 - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASU DEVA I Statère d'electrum

KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASU DEVA I Statère d electrum AU
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bgr_559614
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Type : Statère d'electrum
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : gold
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers avec le grènetis complet, bien détaillé. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection M C Lille

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Le roi debout à gauche, couronné et richement vêtu, tenant une sorte de trident et sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé.
Obverse translation : “Vasudeva le koushan roi des rois”.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE “OESO”.
Reverse description : Shiva debout de face devant un taureau, tenant de la main droite un trident ; au-dessus, le symbole Nandipada.

Historical background


Kushan Empire - DEVA I Vasou

(185-228)

The Koushan empire emerged from the ruins of the kingdom of Bactria and the Indo-Kush. We know gold coins for Vima Kadphises (108-142), a contemporary of Trajan and Hadrian. The empire reached its zenith under Vasou Deva I (185-228) and then disappeared in the second half of the fourth century, replaced by the Gupta empire founded by Chandragupta I (320-335).

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