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Live auction - bgr_543850 - KUSHAN - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASUDEVA III and his Successors Statère

KUSHAN - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASUDEVA III and his Successors Statère AU
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Estimate : 1 300 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 760 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:28:21
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 360-380
Mint name / Town : Taxila
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais et irrégulier. Très beaux sujets de haut relief, bien venus à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen 92, n° 1420


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Le roi debout à gauche, couronné et richement vêtu, tenant une sorte de trident (bannière) et sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel paré et allumé.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : La déesse Ardoksho trônant de face.


Sujets légèrement stylisés.

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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