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Live auction - bgr_549677 - KUSHAN - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASUDEVA III and his Successors Statère

KUSHAN - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASUDEVA III and his Successors Statère XF
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Type : Statère
Date: 290-310
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets rougeâtres
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VAI - MI - SHA KA.
Obverse description : Le roi debout à gauche, couronné et richement vêtu, tenant une sorte de trident et sacrifiant.

Reverse


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

Commentary


La typologie du droit et du revers est souvent la même ; l'attribution varie selon les légendes, souvent difficilement lisibles. Les trois légendes sont placées au droit ; Vai sous le bras droit (devant le roi), Mi sous le bras gauche (derrière le roi) et Sha Ka en bord de flan complètement à droite.

Historical background


Kushan - Kushan Empire - Vasou DEVA III and his successors

(260-360)

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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