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Live auction - bgr_829467 - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASU DEVA I Statère d'electrum

KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASU DEVA I Statère d electrum AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 100 €
Price : 930 €
Maximum bid : 1 065 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:15:36
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Statère d'electrum
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : gold
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très belle monnaie idéalement centrée au revers. Droit magnifique, très beau visage du roi, expressif. Revers agréable. Patine de collection
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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 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



The Koushan Empire emerged from the ruins of the kingdom of Bactria and that of Indo-Koush. We know gold coins for Vima Kadphises (108-142), contemporary of Trajan and Hadrian. The empire knew its apogee under Vasou Deva Ier (185-228) then disappeared in the second half of IVe century, replaced by the Goupta empire, founded by Chandragoupta Ier (320-335).

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