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Live auction - bgr_758143 - KUSHAN - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASUDEVA III and his Successors Statère

KUSHAN - KUSHAN EMPIRE - VASUDEVA III and his Successors Statère AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:26:21
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: 290-310
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, ovale, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B


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


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



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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