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India - lot of 2: Kushan Empire, temp. Kujula Kadphises – Vima Takto. Circa AD 80-113 Æ Didrachm & Indo Skythians, Azes, AE tetradrachm (2x)

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India - lot of 2: Kushan Empire, temp. Kujula Kadphises – Vima Takto. Circa AD 80-113 Æ Didrachm & Indo Skythians, Azes, AE tetradrachm (2x)

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Condition: Very fine
Material: Copper
Geographical Origin: Greece (ancient), India

2 coins:
Ancient Greek Bactria, Kushan Empire. temp. Kujula Kadphises – Vima Takto. Circa AD 80-113. Æ Didrachm (Attic standard. Uncertain (Begram?) mint. The only Kushan coin in the Greek coinage style.
Radiate, diademed, and draped bust of Miiro (Mithra) right, holding scepter; tamgha to left / King right on horseback, holding pickax; tamgha to lower right. Cribb, Early, 5b; ANS Kushan 147-156. Earthen black-green patina.

Indo Skythian, Azes, AE tetradrachm, 1st century BC

weight : 17.4 grams

The Kushan Empire was founded by Kujulu Kadphises, whose son was Vima Takto. Kadphises and, intially, Vima Takto issued coins that were largely imitative of the peoples they conquered. One of the most recognizable coins of the period bears an obverse portrait and a horseman on the back. The legend reads only Soter Megas - the Great Savior, and the actual name of the issuing king long remained unknown. The discovery of the Rabatak inscription, though, changed Kushan history by providing evidence to verify the elusive identity of 'Soter Megas'. His name was Vima Tak[to] .

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    nemes1 January 22, 2018

  • Nice small coin.

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  • Very nice coin, thank you.

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